Tuesday, 19 August 2003: 15:45-17:15
Chicago Ballrooms VI- X (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S042 Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in the Elderly. Results from European Studies.

The scientific objective of the present symposium is to present results coming from European studies on behavioural and psychological symptoms occurring in the elderly. This will include results coming from out and inpatients with or without dementia - The first communication will focus on results coming from the French REAL PHRC which is a multicenter study aiming to evaluate the evolution of 511 AD subjects. - The second communication aim to evaluate the cognitive disturbances observed in patients consulting in private psychiatrist in France for depressive symptoms. Each patient was evaluated with the Short Cognitive Evaluation Battery. The third communication will present results coming from Long term care unit (LTCU). The basic idea was to develop an instrument in order to help nurses and clinician to predict agitation and aggressiveness. The fourth communication will present results coming from the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (EADC) feasibility study. The fifth communication will present results coming the Lausanne Department of Psychogeriatry. The study aim to demonstrate the interest of anticonvulsivants in BPSD.
Chair:Philippe H. Robert
 S042-001 Description and Evolution of BPSD in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease
Michel Benoit, Philippe H. Robert, Laurent Lechowski, Patrice Brocker
 S042-002 Cognitive Evaluation in Elderly Depressed Outpatients
Thierry Gallarda
 S042-003 Early Detection of Agressiveness in A Long Term Care Unit
Philippe H. Robert, Robert Moulias, Jean-Marie Leger, Bruno Vellas, Jean Pierre Clement, Claude Jeandel, Paul-Henri Chapuy
 S042-004 BPSD in Europe: an EADC Study Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Europe: A Report of the EADC BPSD Thematic Group
Jane Byrne, Philippe H. Robert, Catherine Hurt
 S042-005 The Use of Anticonvulsants in the Treatment of BPSD
Vincent Camus

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