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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Complicating the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease : A Case Report

Eikelboom, Willem S.; Van Rooij, Jeroen G.J.; Van Den Berg, Esther; Coesmans, Michiel; Jiskoot, Lize C.; Singleton, Ellen; Ossenkoppele, Rik LU ; Van Swieten, John C.; Seelaar, Harro and Papma, Janne M. (2018) In Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 66(4). p.1363-1369
Abstract

Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are increasingly recognized as a core element of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, clinicians still consider AD primarily as a cognitive disorder. We describe a case in which the underrecognition of NPS as part of AD resulted in substantial delay of an AD diagnosis, a wrong psychiatric diagnosis, and the organization of inappropriate care. The aim of this paper is to acknowledge NPS as an (early) manifestation of AD and to suggest features that may point toward underlying AD in older adults with late-life behavioral changes.

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Alzheimer's disease, behavior, dementia, diagnosis, neuropsychiatry
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Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
volume
66
issue
4
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7 pages
publisher
IOS Press
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  • scopus:85058788130
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1387-2877
DOI
10.3233/JAD-180700
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are increasingly recognized as a core element of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, clinicians still consider AD primarily as a cognitive disorder. We describe a case in which the underrecognition of NPS as part of AD resulted in substantial delay of an AD diagnosis, a wrong psychiatric diagnosis, and the organization of inappropriate care. The aim of this paper is to acknowledge NPS as an (early) manifestation of AD and to suggest features that may point toward underlying AD in older adults with late-life behavioral changes.</p>},
  author       = {Eikelboom, Willem S. and Van Rooij, Jeroen G.J. and Van Den Berg, Esther and Coesmans, Michiel and Jiskoot, Lize C. and Singleton, Ellen and Ossenkoppele, Rik and Van Swieten, John C. and Seelaar, Harro and Papma, Janne M.},
  issn         = {1387-2877},
  keyword      = {Alzheimer's disease,behavior,dementia,diagnosis,neuropsychiatry},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1363--1369},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  series       = {Journal of Alzheimer's Disease},
  title        = {Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Complicating the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease : A Case Report},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-180700},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2018},
}