Neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms in a community sample of Hispanics with Alzheimer's disease.

TitleNeuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms in a community sample of Hispanics with Alzheimer's disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsOrtiz, F, Fitten JL, Cummings JL, Hwang S, Fonseca M
JournalAmerican journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Volume21
Issue4
Pagination263-73
Date Published2006 Aug-Sep
ISSN1533-3175
KeywordsAge Factors, Aged, Alzheimer Disease, Anxiety, Case-Control Studies, Delusions, Depression, Educational Status, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Hallucinations, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Irritable Mood, Male, Movement Disorders, Neuropsychological Tests, Sampling Studies
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to characterize and compare neuropsychiatric symptoms in a sample of 367 community-dwelling subjects: 70 Hispanics and 230 non-Hispanic white patients with Alzheimer's disease, and 22 Hispanics and 45 non-Hispanic white healthy age-matched controls. Neuropsychiatric symptoms were common among all patients with Alzheimer's disease. In the Alzheimer's disease groups, Hispanic subjects presented to the initial assessment with more symptoms than non-Hispanic white subjects did. In comparison to the non-Hispanic white population, the proportion of Hispanics with neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms was higher. These findings have implications for differential sociocultural presentations of Alzheimer's disease among ethnic/racial groups.

DOI10.1042/AN20110027
Alternate JournalAm J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen