[en] Background/aims: This study assesses and compares prevalence of psychological and behavioral symptoms in a Belgian sample of people with and without dementia.
Methods: A total of 228 persons older than 65 years with dementia and a group of 64 non- demented persons were assessed using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) in 2004. Results: Within the group without dementia, the most frequent symptoms were depression, agitation, and irritability. Within the group with dementia, the most common symptoms were depression, irritability, apathy, and agitation. Prevalence of delusions (P
Financial support was provided by Belgium’s National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI). This work was funded by RIZIV/INAMI “Studie dementia/Etude démence” UB/1240.