In a retrospective follow-up study over II years, the incidence and natural history of dementia was assessed in an institutionalized group of 144 people, aged 60 years and over, with mild to profound intellectual disability resulting from causes other than Down's syndrome.
Age-related incidences, age at onset, duration and symptoms of dementia were comparable to those in the general population.
The frequent and invalidating physical comorbidity (II/II hampered the diagnostic process in this group.
The high prevalence of episodes of delirium (9/II) and depressive symptoms (8/II) as the first manifestations of dementia and/or during dementia might reflect increased vulnerability as compared to other ageing people.
Mots-clés Pascal : Association morbide, Démence sénile, Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Prévalence, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Europe, Maladie, Etat dépressif, Délirium, Trouble humeur, Adulte, Homme, Vieillard, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Concomitant disease, Senile dementia, Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Prevalence, Incidence, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Europe, Disease, Depression, Delirium, Mood disorder, Adult, Human, Elderly, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0241414
Code Inist : 002B18C12. Création : 11/06/1997.