By Jeffrey L. Cummings
content material: Neuropsychiatry of dementing issues --
Neuropsychiatric overview of sufferers with dementia --
Alzheimer's sickness --
Dementia with Lewy our bodies --
Parkinson's ailment and similar parkinsonian syndromes --
Vascular dementia --
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration --
Creutzfeldt-Jakob sickness and different prion problems --
Neurobiology of neuropsychiatric indicators in dementias --
administration of neuropsychiatric elements of dementia.
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60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. cal parametric mapping analysis indicate that apathy is a cingulate syndrome: a study of Alzheimer’s disease and non-demented patients. Neuroimage 2001;13:896–902. Lai MKP, Lai O-F, Keene J et al. Psychosis of Alzheimer’s disease is associated with elevated muscarinic M2 binding in the cortex. Neurology 2001; 57:805–11. Minger SL, Esiri MM, McDonald B et al. Cholinergic deficits contribute to behavioral disturbance in patients with dementia. Neurology 2000;55:1460–7.
1 The forms of agitation requiring management in dementia syndromes include physical aggression with hitting, shoving, and threatening behavior; verbal aggression with shouting and cursing; and active resistance to care, making it impossible for caregivers to dress, bathe, feed, toilet, or otherwise assist the patient. Some classifications of agitation include less severe behavioral changes including pacing, fidgeting, wringing of the hands, pulling of the clothes, repeatedly asking questions, and inability to sit still.
Motor activity, gestures, facial expression, and vocal inflection also provide information relevant to the presence of anxiety, depression, elation, suspiciousness, or hallucinations. Verbalizations provide information about dysarthria, aphasia, and thought content. Dysarthria is common in patients with vascular dementia while hypophonia is common in patients with Parkinson’s disease and related parkinsonian syndromes. Aphasia is present in Alzheimer’s disease, some forms of frontotemporal lobar degenerations (progressive nonfluent aphasia, semantic dementia), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and vascular disease if strokes involve critical language-mediating areas.
The neuropsychiatry of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by Jeffrey L. Cummings