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AbstractThe delusional belief one has died is a rare psychopathology. It has been described as a part of Cotard's syndrome and is associated with psychiatric and neurological illnesses. Here we present a case of a 97-year-old male patient who experienced this delusion with a background of long-standing dementia with hearing and vision impairment. There were no associated psychiatric symptoms. Ten days after the onset of the delusion he had a stroke and hemiplegia, and he passed away within a month. We discuss the presentation and analyse the related literature.
CitationKar, N., Rath, S.C. and Kar, S. (2023) Delusion of death in a patient with dementia: a case report. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, 27(4), pp. 23-26.
JournalProgress in Neurology and Psychiatry
DescriptionThis is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published by Wiley in Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry on 31/10/2023, available online: https://doi.org/10.1002/pnp.811 The accepted manuscript may differ from the final published version.
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