Neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms in a community sample of Hispanics with Alzheimer's disease.
|Title||Neuropsychiatric and behavioral symptoms in a community sample of Hispanics with Alzheimer's disease.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Ortiz, F, Fitten JL, Cummings JL, Hwang S, Fonseca M|
|Journal||American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias|
|Date Published||2006 Aug-Sep|
|Keywords||Age 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|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen|