The presence of behavioural and psychological symptoms and progression to dementia in the cognitively impaired older population

Rianne M van der Linde, Blossom C M Stephan, Fiona E Matthews, Carol Brayne, George M Savva, Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study

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Behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPS) are common in the older population and may be an indication of early dementia. We explored the predictive effect of the presence of BPS on the 2-year progression to dementia in a cognitively impaired population aged 65 years and over without dementia at baseline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-709
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013


  • dementia
  • longitudinal study
  • population-based study
  • behavioural and psychological symptoms
  • cognitive impairment

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