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Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric, functional assessments help follow course of Alzheimer's disease

The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer's disease and behavioral and psychological problems are linked to their performance of activities of daily living, according to a recent study. However, difficulties in cognitive performance were not linked to behavioral and psychological problems, although both deteriorated as the disease progressed. Some persons may have significant problems in memory and other cognitive performance without the presence of behavioral and psychological problems, while others experience behavioral and psychological problems already at the early phase of the disease.
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