Personality change precedes clinical diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type.

@article{Balsis2005PersonalityCP,
  title={Personality change precedes clinical diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type.},
  author={Steve Balsis and Brian D. Carpenter and Martha Storandt},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={P98-P101}
}
We examined personality changes reported by a collateral source on the Blessed Dementia Scale in people who were nondemented when they entered a longitudinal study. Of the 108 participants examined here, 68 received a clinical diagnosis of dementia at some point after entry into the study. The other 40 participants died and came to autopsy with a clinical diagnosis of no dementia; however, 14 received a neuropathological diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The results indicate that initial… CONTINUE READING