dementia of the Alzheimer type


dementia of the Alzheimer type
[DSM-IV] dementia occurring in Alzheimer disease, being of insidious onset and gradually progressive course, with histopathological changes characteristic of Alzheimer disease that are not due to other central nervous system, systemic, or substance-induced conditions known to cause dementia. It is characterized as early onset or late onset depending on whether or not it begins by the age of 65, and is subcategorized on the basis of accompanying features, including delirium, delusions, depressed mood, behavioral disturbances, or none (uncomplicated).

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