Vascular disease and apathy in old age. The Leiden 85-Plus Study.

@article{Mast2008VascularDA,
  title={Vascular disease and apathy in old age. The Leiden 85-Plus Study.},
  author={R C van der Mast and David J. Vinkers and Max L. Stek and Mateusz Bek and Rudi G J Westendorp and Jacobijn Gussekloo and Anton J M de Craen},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          266-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Apathy is defined as an important loss of motivation in all domains of daily functioning. Especially in old age, apathy might be a specific neuropsychiatric syndrome separate from depression. There are indications that apathy in elderly subjects is related to vascular disease. OBJECTIVE To assess the relation between vascular disease and apathy in subjects aged 85 years and older. METHODS The Leiden 85-plus Study is a prospective, population-based study of 500 elderly subjects… CONTINUE READING

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