Affective symptoms

Depressive features are commonly seen and may indicate a better prognosis.(7) Cognitive deficits

Paranoid and schizophrenia-like psychoses can complicate Alzheimer's disease or dementia associated with Lewy bodies, but in such cases disorders of memory and concentration can generally clearly be seen to have preceded the emergence of persecutory symptoms. Many patients with psychoses that begin in old age have subtle and apparently only slowly progressive cognitive deficits; these do not constitute dementia and are not the same as schizophrenic negative symptoms, but seem to be more significant than the cognitive symptoms that accompany early-onset schizophrenia. Even the most cognitively intact of these patients appear to be impaired on 'executive' cognitive functions such as attention set-shifting ability and planning. (8)

All About Alzheimers

All About Alzheimers

The comprehensive new ebook All About Alzheimers puts everything into perspective. Youll gain insight and awareness into the disease. Learn how to maintain the patients emotional health. Discover tactics you can use to deal with constant life changes. Find out how counselors can help, and when they should intervene. Learn safety precautions that can protect you, your family and your loved one. All About Alzheimers will truly empower you.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment