F A Silverstone

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A nutritional study of 100 patients enrolled in an active geriatric outpatient teaching program was conducted to document the clinical impression of weight loss in Alzheimer's disease. All new patients were asked to complete a questionnaire on nutrition. Patients were evaluated by a geriatrician, then categorized using DSM-III and NINCDS-ADRDA criteria.(More)
Several brief screening tests of cognitive function were compared with a reliable and valid global rating of the presence and severity of senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, the Washington University Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR). The six-item Short Blessed Test, the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire, the 26-item Blessed(More)
Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 2 million elderly in the U.S. and challenges primary care physicians to assist caregivers in dealing with the daily management of these patients. To support the clinical observation of weight loss in Alzheimer patients despite adequate food intake, we reviewed the existing literature. To date, eight international(More)
A pharmacist collected data in an active geriatric outpatient program on 140 patients admitted consecutively over a 1-year period. Compliance was monitored by patient statement, pill counting, and daily written record-keeping of all medications with the help of a pocket diary provided in the program. Weekly pharmacist counseling sessions were then initiated(More)
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