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A Guide to the Diagnosis and Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease

DEFINITION OF THE DEMENTIA SYNDROME

The characteristic clinical feature of dementia is the presence of cognitive decline sufficient to cause functional impairment. Criteria for dementia are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV). When dementia has been confirmed, the differential diagnosis can begin. The onset of progressive… A Guide to the Diagnosis and Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease   



Differential diagnosis of dementia

Aging and cognitive decline

There is a natural age-associated modification in cognition. As a consequence, it can be problematic distinguishing between cognitive impairment associated with normal aging and early dementia. In addition, ‘mild cognitive impairment’ (MCI) can be experienced. This is characterized by an abnormal level of cognitive impairment, albeit that it does not… Differential diagnosis of dementia   



Diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease

A number of criteria-based approaches to the diagnosis of AD have been developed. The three most commonly used are:

  * International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10)
  * Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV)
  * National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke… Diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease   



Alzheimer’s Disease

alzheimers disease25 - lack of concentration1 - psychomotor retardation1 - aripiprazole1 - pick's disease2 - carl schneider1 - late-onset alzheimer's2 - penn medicine1 - department of psychiatry and psychotherapy1 - language impairment1 - mild tbi1 - motor symptoms1 - moderate intensity aerobic exercise1 - progressive movement disorder2 - abeta plaque1 - difficulties with speech1 - stepfamily1 - huntington's1 - beta secretase1 - vitamin b12 deficiency1 - thomas willis1 - alzheimer type2 - early cognitive loss or dementia1 - amyloid β1 - single-photon emission computed tomography1 - neocortex1 - dementia and down’s syndrome1 - cannabinoid receptors1 - mental impairment1 - high-cholesterol diet1 -