Associations between psychotic symptoms and dependence in activities of daily living among older adults with Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Tran2003AssociationsBP,
  title={Associations between psychotic symptoms and dependence in activities of daily living among older adults with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Mun Tran and Michel B{\'e}dard and D. William Molloy and Sacha J Dubois and Judith A Lever},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={171-9}
}
BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with dependence in activities of daily living (ADL). In addition to the cognitive impairment resulting from AD, the presence of psychotic symptoms may further increase this dependence. The objective of this study was to quantify the additional contribution of psychotic symptoms to dependence in ADL. METHOD We analyzed data from 558 individuals with AD referred to a memory clinic. Information on ADL, psychotic symptoms, depression symptoms, and… CONTINUE READING

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