Neuropsychiatric symptoms and functional status in Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia patients.

@article{DOnofrio2012NeuropsychiatricSA,
  title={Neuropsychiatric symptoms and functional status in Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia patients.},
  author={Grazia D'Onofrio and Daniele Sancarlo and Francesco Panza and Massimiliano Copetti and Leandro Cascavilla and Francesco F Paris and Davide Seripa and Maria Giovanna Matera and Vincenzo Solfrizzi and Fabio Pellegrini and Alberto Pilotto},
  journal={Current Alzheimer research},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={759-71}
}
Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are increasingly recognized as common in patients with dementia, both of degenerative (Alzheimer's disease, AD) or vascular origin (vascular dementia, VaD). In this study, 302 demented patients, 166 with AD and 136 with VaD, were evaluated for NPS according to the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) score at the Alzheimer's Evaluation Unit of Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital-IRCCS, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was also… CONTINUE READING

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