SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

Behaviour

Group Leads: Philippe Robert, Jane Byrne

  • Behavioural and Psychological symptoms in Dementia
  • Neuropsychiatric symptoms
  • Pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment
  • Assessment

The objectives of this group are:

  • To initiate and facilitate research in the field using a flexible network of centers
  • To initiate and participate to the validation of new assessment tools
  • To initiate and participate consensus or task forces related to behaviour description, assessment and treatment

The contribution of imaging to EADC studies:

  • The recruitment of “clean” patient groups is crucial in multicenter intervention studies aiming to detect small treatment effects

Robert P.H., Verhey F.R.J., Byrne E.J., Hurt C., De Deyn P.P., Nobili F., Riello R., Rodriguez G., Frisoni G.B.,Tsolaki M., Kyriazopoulou N., Bullock R., Burns A., Vellas B. Grouping for behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia : clinical and biological aspects. Consensus paper of the European Alzheimer disease consortium. European Psychiatry, vol.20, n°7 : 490 - 496, 2005

Verhey FRJ, de Vugt ME, Aalten P, Vernooij Dassen MJ, Byrne EJ, Robert P. Caregiver outcomes in disease modifying trials. Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging 2007;11(4):342-4.

Aalten P, Verhey F, Boziki M, Bullock R, Byrne EJ, Camus V, Caputo M, Collins D, De Deyn PP, Elina K, Girtler N, Holmes C, Hurt C, Marriott A, Meccocci P, Nobili F, Ousset PJ, Frisoni GB, Salmon DP, Tsolaki M, Vellas B, Robert P: Neuropsychiatric syndromes in dementia; results from the european alzheimer disease consortium. Dement Geriatr Cogn Dis 2007:457 - 463.

Aalten P, Verhey F, Boziki M, Bullock R, Byrne EJ, Camus V, Caputo M, Collins D, De Deyn PP, Elina K, Girtler N, Holmes C, Hurt C, Marriott A, Meccocci P, Nobili F, Ousset PJ, Frisoni GB, Salmon DP, Tsolaki M, Vellas B, Robert P: Consistency of Neuropsychiatric syndromes across dementia; results from the European Alzheimer Disease consortium. Dement Geriatr Cogn Dis 2008:1 - 8.

Petrovic M, Hurt C, Collins D, Burns A, Camus V, Liperoti R, et al. Clustering of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD): A European Alzheimer's disease consortium (EADC) study. Acta Clinica Belgica 2007;62 (6):426-32.

P.Robert, C.U.Onyike, A.F.G. Leentjens, K. Dujardin, P. Aalten, S.Starkstein, FRJ Verhey, J.Yessavage, J.P.Clement, D. Drapier, F.Bayle, M.Benoit, P.Boyer, PM. Lorca, F.Thibaut, S.Gauthier G.Grossberg17, B.Vellas, J.Byrne. Proposed diagnostic criteria for apathy in Alzheimer’s Disease and other neuropsychiatric disease. European Psychiatry, 24, 98 - 104 2009.

Mulin E, Leone E, Dujardin K, Delliaux M, Leentjens A, Nobili F, Dessi B, Tible O, Agüera-Ortiz L, Osorio RS, Yessavage J, Dachevsky D, Verhey FR, Jentoft AJ, Blanc O, Llorca PM, Robert PH. Diagnostic criteria for apathy in clinical practice. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Next steps:

A new clinical study concerning the use of the NPI – C and the diagnostic criteria in clinical practice.
Centers interested please mail to: phil.robert15@orange.fr