Alzheimer’s disease: clinical update on epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis

Dhamidhu Eratne*, Samantha M. Loi, Sarah Farrand, Wendy Kelso, Dennis Velakoulis, Jeffrey C.L. Looi

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    Abstract

    Objectives: To provide a clinical update for general psychiatrists on the assessment and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), highlighting current issues regarding epidemiology, risk factors and pathophysiology from recent relevant research findings. Conclusions: Psychiatrists can apply their skills and training in the diagnosis of AD, which is based upon a comprehensive assessment comprising history, investigations, and cognitive and functional assessment, guided by accepted diagnostic criteria.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)347-357
    Number of pages11
    JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
    Volume26
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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