Family, Alzheimer's disease and negative symptoms.

  title={Family, Alzheimer's disease and negative symptoms.},
  author={Philippe Thomas and J P Cl{\'e}ment and Cyril Hazif-Thomas and J M L{\'e}ger},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={16 2},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to look at the correlation between the presence of apathy measured by Marin's scale and family complaints related to withdrawal and the loss of motivation, or depression. The multicentre study was performed on 58 non-demented elderly people, 132 outpatients with Alzheimer's-type dementia, as well as their main caregiver. METHODS After agreement of the patients and the family, the patients were assessed using different scales: Cornell's for depression, Marin… CONTINUE READING