Neurobiology of Delusions, Memory, and Insight in Alzheimer Disease.

TitleNeurobiology of Delusions, Memory, and Insight in Alzheimer Disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSultzer, DL, Leskin LP, Melrose RJ, Harwood DG, Narvaez TA, Ando TK, Mandelkern MA
JournalThe American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Date Published2013 Sep 7
ISSN1545-7214
Abstract

Delusional thoughts are common among patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and may be conceptually linked to memory deficits (cannot recall accurate information, which leads to inaccurate beliefs) and poor insight (unable to appreciate the illogic of beliefs). This study's goals were to examine the clinical associations among delusions, memory deficits, and poor insight; explore neurobiologic correlates for these symptoms; and identify shared mechanisms.

DOI10.1016/j.jagp.2013.06.005
Alternate JournalAm J Geriatr Psychiatry