Journal Published Online: 01 May 2001
Volume 46, Issue 3

Delusional Misidentification and Aggression in Alzheimer's Disease



Alzheimer's disease has been associated with serious behavioral disturbances including aggressive behaviors and agitation. Aggression in dementia of the Alzheimer's type may be associated with psychotic symptoms, particularly delusional misidentification phenomena. These phenomena are complex and varied in Alzheimer's disease and so far have been only rudimentarily described. In this paper, we explore the association of delusional misidentification and aggression in an individual suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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Arturo Silva, J
Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
Leong, GB
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Weinstock, R
Greater Los Angeles Veterans Health Care System, Los Angeles, CA
Ruiz-Sweeney, M
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
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Stock #: JFS15006J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS15006J