4. The finding that the incidence of abnormal EEGs among depressed and paranoid seniles was not significantly different from that in other forms of senile psychosis, was adduced as favouring a common aetiology for these conditions.
Dementia, senile with delusion; Dementia, senile with paranoia; Dementia, senile with psychosis; Senile dementia w delusion; Senile dementia w delusions
BPSD are a source of significant distress and poor quality of life (QoL) to both dementia patients and their caregivers (). In AD patients, depressive symptoms are associated with worse self-reported QoL scores () whereas mood and psychotic symptoms predict changes in the QoL 2 years later (). Moreover, increased number of BPSD correlates negatively with survival rates over a 3-year period () whereas presence of psychosis in AD has been found to be associated with increased mortality and acceleration of cognitive decline (; ).