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Confabulation and delusion in the elderly
Journal Title: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Author/s: Antonio Vita, Ida Nardandrea, Enrico Ruggeri 
Year:  2012 Issue: 2-3 Language: Italian 
Pages:  23 Pg. 441-463 FullText PDF:  349 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2012-002020
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The aging process is characterized by a series of physiological changes and the consequences of these can be both neurological and psychological. The deterioration of memory is commonly associated with the production of false memories, confabulations and delusions. However, if delusions seem to be already well defined and circumscribed in the literature, confabulations are still a complex and difficult phenomenon to define. In this article we focus on recent studies about confabulations, delusions and the diseases that, in old age, may determine these disorders.
Keywords: Confabulation, delusion, old age, Alzheimer’s disease, Frontal temporal dementia.

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Antonio Vita, Ida Nardandrea, Enrico Ruggeri, Confabulation and delusion in the elderly in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 2-3/2012, pp. 441-463, DOI:10.3280/RIP2012-002020

   

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