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Table 5 Neuropsychiatric profiles of patients with Alzheimer’s disease in upper Egypt, Desert areas (AL Kharga and AL Quseir)

From: Prevalence of Alzheimer dementia in Upper Egypt (desert areas)

Symptom AD patients
Total
N = 126
AD patients
Al Kharga
N = 84
AD patients
Al Quseir
N = 42
N % N % N %
Impaired self-care 111 88.1 81 96.4 30 71.4
Memory loss 106 84.1 72 85.7 34 81
Social judgment 97 77 71 84.5 26 61.9
Agnosia 74 58.7 60 71.4 14 33.3
Behavioral changes 61 48.4 47 56 14 33.3
Personality changes 57 45.2 44 52.4 13 31
Disorientation 45 35.7 30 35.7 15 35.7
Apraxia 35 27.8 23 27.4 12 28.6
Psychotica symptoms 31 24.6 19 22.6 12 28.6
Incontinence 29 23 19 22.6 10 23.8
Language difficulty 18 14.3 9 10.7 9 21.4
Gait difficulty 16 12.7 8 9.5 8 19.1
  1. aPsychotic symptoms = delusion and/or hallucination