Cristina Cornali

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the cumulative effect of the genes likely involved in Alzheimer disease (AD)-related psychosis and their interaction with disease stage and environmental factors. METHODS Two hundred thirty-four patients with AD underwent clinical and neuropsychologic examination, behavioral and psychiatric(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of the ability to detect symptoms of osteoarthritis and prescription of analgesics in older adults with different degrees of cognitive impairment. SETTING AND PATIENTS Patients consecutively admitted to a Geriatric Evaluation and Rehabilitation Unit (GERU) for disability due to orthopedic, neurological, or cardiopulmonary diseases,(More)
BACKGROUND The decision to place a patient with dementia in long-term care is complex and based on the patient's and the caregiver's characteristics, and on the sociocultural context. Most studies assessing predictors of nursing home placement focused primarily on the characteristics of either the patient, such as dementia severity and difficult behaviors,(More)
OBJECTIVES In the elderly population, chronic diseases are common determinants of mobility limitations and comorbidity consistently shows a strong association with functional status. This study was designed to evaluate the role of single chronic diseases and of their combination on functional recovery after rehabilitative treatment in disabled elderly(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate if high climate temperature could have a negative effect on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). DESIGN We conducted a retrospective study. SETTING AND PATIENTS Six patients discharged from the "Richiedei" Alzheimer Rehabilitation Unit-Italy during a period of very high(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Several health organizations have developed guidelines for type 2 diabetes mellitus, but it is known that population aging poses challenges to their application. We evaluated the reasons for not implementing guidelines for type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients admitted to a post-acute geriatric ward. METHODS 209 patients(More)
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