Dementia presenting with visual complaints

Koutroumanos, Nikolaos; Clarke, Michael P.; Mosimann, Urs Peter (2009). Dementia presenting with visual complaints. BMJ case reports, 2009 BMJ Publishing Group 10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0730

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A 78-year-old female developed memory problems after a 2-year history of persistent visual complaints. Ocular pathology did not explain the extent of her perceived visual impairment. Cognitive screening tests found prominent visuo-constructive deficits and a comprehensive dementia assessment revealed the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. This case describes visual complaints as the initial symptom of dementia, pre-dating memory impairment by several years. We discuss clinical signs of cerebral visual impairment and suggest a simple screening measure.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Mosimann, Urs Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1757-790X

Publisher:

BMJ Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pascal Wurtz

Date Deposited:

11 Jul 2014 14:06

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0730

PubMed ID:

21686656

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43028

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43028

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