Alzheimer's Disease: Estimates of Prevalence in the United States : Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Page 22 - May be made on the basis of the dementia syndrome, in the absence of other neurologic, psychiatric, or systemic disorders sufficient to cause dementia, and in the presence of variations in the onset, in the presentation, or in the clinical course b.
Page 22 - Alzheimer's disease: may be made on the basis of the dementia syndrome, in the absence of other neurologic, psychiatric, or systemic disorders sufficient to cause dementia, and in the presence of variations in the onset, in the presentation, or in the clinical course; may be made in the presence of a second systemic or brain disorder sufficient to produce dementia, which is not considered to be the cause of the dementia...
Page 21 - Other clinical features consistent with the diagnosis of PROBABLE Alzheimer's disease, after exclusion of causes of dementia other than Alzheimer's disease, include...
Page 21 - Alzheimer's disease include: dementia established by clinical examination and documented by the Mini-Mental Test, Blessed Dementia Scale, or some similar examination, and confirmed by neuropsychological tests; deficits in two or more areas of cognition; prog"ssive worsening of memory and other cognitive functions; no disturbance of consciousness; onset between ages 40 and 90.
Page 21 - Alzheimer's disease is supported by: Progressive deterioration of specific cognitive functions such as language (aphasia), motor skills (apraxia), and perception (agnosia); Impaired activities of daily living and altered patterns of behavior; Family history of similar disorders, particularly if confirmed neuropathologically...
Page 21 - ... absence of systemic disorders or other brain diseases that in and of themselves could account for the progressive deficits in memory and cognition.
Page 22 - ... abnormalities in some patients, especially with more advanced disease and including motor signs such as increased muscle tone, myoclonus, or gait disorder; seizures in advanced disease; and CT normal for age.
Page 22 - Plateaus in the course of progression of the illness; - Associated symptoms of depression, insomnia, incontinence, delusions, illusions, hallucinations, catastrophic verbal, emotional, or physical outbursts, sexual disorders, and weight loss; - Other...
Page 18 - P. (1989) An epidemiological study of dementia in a rural population of elderly women.
Page 21 - NINCDS [National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke] — ADRDA [Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association...

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