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Vascular dementia : cognitive, functional and behavioral assessment : recommendations of the Scientific Department of Cognitive Neurology and Aging of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. Part I / ENGELHARDT, Eliasz ; [et al].
Dementia & neuropsychologia, 2011, vol. 5 (4), p. 264-274.

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: Brazil

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Vascular dementia
Diagnostic techniques and procedures
Psychic assessment
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

Mots-clés secondaires : Activities of daily living ; Activities of daily living

Résumé :

Vascular dementia (VaD) is the most prevalent form of secondary dementia and the second most common of all dementias. The present paper aims to define guidelines on the basic principles for treating patients with suspected VaD (and vascular cognitive impairment - no dementia) using an evidence-based approach. The material was retrieved and selected from searches of databases (Medline, Scielo, Lilacs), preferentially from the last 15 years, to propose a systematic way to assess cognition, function and behavior, and disease severity staging, with instruments adapted for our milieu, and diagnosis disclosure. The present proposal contributes to the definition of standard diagnostic criteria for VaD based on various levels of evidence. It is noteworthy that only around half of the population of patients with vascular cognitive impairment present with dementia, which calls for future proposals defining diagnostic criteria and procedures for this condition.

Language : Anglais
Doc n° : 29733
NumRec : 6316003
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