The influence of neuropsychological functioning on neuropsychiatric problems in dementia

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Abstract

Although much is known about the relationship between neuropsychiatric problems and the severity of cognitive impairments, relatively little is known about the association with specific cognitive impairments. The aim of this study was to determine whether specific cognitive impairments are predictive of neuropsychiatric problems. One hundred twenty-six patients were evaluated every 6 months for 2 years. In particular, a low level of language expression was related to higher levels of overall neuropsychiatric problems and to psychosis. Impairment of abstract reasoning was related to psychosis and aberrant motor behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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