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Ciencias Psicológicas

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Abstract

DA SILVA RODRIGUES, Charles Y.; HERNANDEZ RAMOS, Maria Teresa; CARVALHO FIGUEIREDO, Paula A.  and  ROMERO LARA, Estela. Changes in personality and depression in older adults with Alzheimer's disease. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.2, pp.231-237. ISSN 1688-4094.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22235/cp.v12i2.1687.

The literature refers that personality change begins in the premorbid phase of mild neurocognitive disorder (TNC) and that depression can increase these changes, on the other hand, depression is treatable and as such its influence on personality is reversible. In this sense it is urgent to understand what the effective influence of depression in the TNC is, in patients with Alzheimer’s. Objective: Explore level of depression and changes in personality in elderly with TNC due to Alzheimer’s disease. Methodology: A total of 437 older adults participated. Participants were evaluated through the application of a Personality Inventory NEO-FFI; Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II). Results: There was an increase in behavioural changes due to the influence of the responsibility trait, associated with the increase in cognitive symptoms, both due to the influence of depression

Keywords : mild cognitive impairment; neurocognitive disorder; personality; cognition; elderly; depression; Alzheimer’s disease.

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