Much of the basic science literature on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) reflects ongoing research into pathophysiology and neuropathology. Yet, despite reports of the association between psychotic symptoms and Alzheimer's disease, relatively little is known about why such symptoms develop in certain patients and not in others. Neuroimaging and genetic studies may provide greater understanding of this association and allow clinicians and researchers to prevent, predict and treat the onset of psychotic symptoms in the future. This paper will review the current literature on the topic of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and focus on current recommendations for interventions by clinicians and caregivers.
Strickland, George M. M.D. and Ditzler, Thomas F. Ph.D.
"Psychosis in Azheimer's Disease,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol17/iss1/4