The biological basis of behavioral symptoms in dementia.

@article{Garand2000TheBB,
  title={The biological basis of behavioral symptoms in dementia.},
  author={Louis Garand and Kathleen Coen Buckwalter and Geri Richards Hall},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={91-107}
}
This article describes the pathophysiology of dementia and differentiates between cognitive and noncognitive symptoms that characterize this devastating illness. Relationships between brain anatomic and neurochemical systems and behavioral symptoms of dementia are discussed. An overview of the etiologies and neuro-pathologies of dementia are presented as they relate to impairments in memory and intellectual abilities, personality changes, and behavioral symptoms. Recent genetic and molecular… CONTINUE READING

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