Delusions of Japanese patients with Alzheimer's disease
Article first published online: 28 MAY 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 527–532, June 2003
How to Cite
Ikeda, M., Shigenobu, K., Fukuhara, R., Hokoishi, K., Nebu, A., Maki, N., Nomura, M., Komori, K. and Tanabe, H. (2003), Delusions of Japanese patients with Alzheimer's disease. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 18: 527–532. doi: 10.1002/gps.864
- Issue published online: 28 MAY 2003
- Article first published online: 28 MAY 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 15 JAN 2002
- Alzheimer's disease;
Delusions constitute one of the most prominent psychiatric complications in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is little consensus of the prevalence and associated factors for delusions in AD.
To reveal the characteristics of delusions among Japanese patients with AD.
112 consecutive patients with AD were recruited over a one year period and administered the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI).
Delusions were present in 53 patients (47.3%). Delusions of theft were the most common type of delusion (75.5% of patients with delusions), followed by misidentification delusions and delusions of suspicion. More hallucination, agitation, and female gender were found in the delusions group.
The authors found a high frequency of delusions, particularly of delusions of theft and suggested that gender was associated with the expression of delusions in Japanese patients with AD. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.