ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Ultrasound Therapy for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

Curcumin: The All In One Solution, Part 2

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Vitamin D deficiency + high fat diet = metabolic syndrome

Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night

Use Burdock Oil to Promote Healthy Hair Growth

AMA journal associates iron deficiency with hearing loss

Meet Your Weight Loss Goals

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, resea...

Lutein linked to preservation of crystallized intelligence

 
Print Page
Email Article

Psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease.

  [ 41 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Cantillon M, De La Puente AM, Palmer BW • www.ProHealth.com • January 1, 1999


The risk of psychotic symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been noted since the first case description of AD in 1907. Recent studies suggest that approximately a third of AD patients manifest psychosis at sometime during the course of their illness. Differentiating psychotic symptoms from the direct effects of cognitive dysfunction in AD can be challenging for clinicians and researchers. Nonetheless, the identification and treatment of such symptoms may be critical, as AD patients with psychosis may have a more rapid cognitive and functional decline, impose greater caregiver burden, and may be at increased risk of early institutionalization.

Due to the potential side effects from neuroleptic medications, nonpharmacologic approaches to treatment should be considered, including environmental and behavioral modification and caregiver education. Some pharmacologic interventions may be necessary for symptoms not alleviated by these approaches, with specific elderly data for quetiapine and risperidone. Because there is no evidence for differential efficacy among the various neuroleptic medications, choice of an antipsychotic should be based on the side effect profiles of available medications weighed against the particular characteristics and situation of the individual patient.

Source: Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 1998 Jan;3(1):34-40
PMID: 10085189

(Department of Psychiatry, University of Miami, Miami Beach, FL )




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep? Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep? Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?
Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic
The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream
Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map