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2 papers 100 to 500 followers A Speech Language Pathologist's collection about deficits associated with Dementia, their assessment and treatment.
By Rinki V M.S.CCC-SLP Passionate medical speech language pathologist. Specialist in adult neurorehabilitation and dysphagia. Writer. Avid reader. Blogs at www.rinkislp.com.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24614269/personality-changes-in-dementia-are-they-disease-specific-and-universal
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Fernando Torrente, Mariángeles Pose, Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht, Teresa Torralva, Pablo López, Marcelo Cetkovich-Bakmas, Facundo Manes
Previous studies about personality changes in dementia suggest that they may be due to the disruption of the biological basis of personality traits, and hence, that they are disease specific and universal. However, evidence about its specificity is still limited and scarce regarding culturally diverse populations. Accordingly, our aim was to compare personality changes in Argentinean patients with Alzheimer disease, behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia, and primary progressive aphasia. The closest living relatives of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer disease (n=19), behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (n=16), and primary progressive aphasia (n=15) were asked to complete 2 versions of the personality inventory NEO Personality Inventory-Revised, one for assessing patients' premorbid personality traits, and the other for assessing current traits...
July 2014: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23168825/nonpharmacologic-management-of-behavioral-symptoms-in-dementia
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Laura N Gitlin, Helen C Kales, Constantine G Lyketsos
Behavioral symptoms such as repetitive speech, wandering, and sleep disturbances are a core clinical feature of Alzheimer disease and related dementias. If untreated, these behaviors can accelerate disease progression, worsen functional decline and quality of life, cause significant caregiver distress, and result in earlier nursing home placement. Systematic screening for behavioral symptoms in dementia is an important prevention strategy that facilitates early treatment of behavioral symptoms by identifying underlying causes and tailoring a treatment plan...
November 21, 2012: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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