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January 2022

The dementias: Nosological and clinical factors related to diagnosis

Author(s): Levine, B.

Journal/Book: Brain Cognition. 1996; 31: 525B Street, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495. Academic Press Inc Jnl-Comp Subscriptions. 99-113.

Abstract: There is no integrated nosological system for the classification of dementia. Four classification criteria in common use are site of pathology, histopathological changes, clinical features, and etiology. The use of these criteria, and the influence of other factors on diagnosis, are reviewed. Without a common comprehensive system, confusion has resulted when published studies have been compared. Since no single criterion is currently adequate, practical approaches for researchers and clinicians are suggested. (

Note: Article DT Stuss, Univ Toronto, Rotman Res Inst, Baycrest Ctr, 3560 Bathurst St, Toronto, on M6A 2E1, Canada

Keyword(s): PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY; PROBABLE ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; POSTERIOR CORTICAL ATROPHY; CEREBRAL BLOOD-FLOW; ADRDA WORK GROUP; VASCULAR DEMENTIA; EXTRAPYRAMIDAL SIGNS; PARKINSONS-DISEASE; GENETIC-LINKAGE; CRITERIA


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