Behavior and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Preceded with Depression



BPSD, depression, dementia, emotional disturbances


BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) is a disorder that is often found. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia are highly variable and unpredictable, with an influence on emotion, perception, motor function, and thought content. Symptoms obtained in emotions can be depression, these depressive symptoms usually mask patients with dementia. We report a 76-year-old woman was diagnosed with BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) since 3years ago. Symptoms that appear were high aggressiveness and suspicion of those around her. The patient feels that her belongings are stolen so that she often hides stuff even food in an improper places. Dementia patients often present with complaints such as depression, especially in female patients. Emotional disturbances or emotional changes are also found in patients with BPSD, in the above cases the patient loses his enthusiasm for life, continuous sadness, suicidal ideation. The patient received antipsychotic treatment (Haloperidol 0.75 b.i.d) twice a day.


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