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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognitive Impairment: Understanding the Importance of Co-Morbid Symptoms

Mortby, Moyra; Burns, Richard; Eramudugolla, Ranmalee; Ismail, Zahinoor; Anstey, Kaarin

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Abstract Background: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are common in older adults with cognitive impairment, yet little is known about population-based prevalence and clinical implications of co-morbid symptom presentation across the spectrum from normal cognition to dementia. Objective: To characterize the prevalence of NPS and explore the clinical implications of co-morbid symptom presentation. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 1,417 older adults (aged 73–79) with dementia (n = 40);...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/244000
Source: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170050

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