Matthew D. Foreman

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Cognitive impairment is a significant health problem for the elderly and is associated with severe negative consequences: higher morbidity and mortality and a diminished capacity to care for self. The accurate diagnosis of acute confusion, dementia, and depression depends on the routine, systematic, and comprehensive assessment of cognition, best achieved(More)
Two hundred thirty-eight elderly hospitalized medical patients, 47.5% of whom became acutely confused, were studied to address two questions about the cognitive and behavioral nature of the phenomenon, acute confusional states. The first question was: "Is there a pattern of cognitive deficits and psychomotor behaviors that is representative of acute(More)
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