Mireille Norris

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OBJECTIVES To delineate the differences between older persons with and without a diagnosis of major depression. METHODS Participants were recruited from three outpatient clinics serving older patients at St Michael's Hospital. To be included in the study, participants had to speak English and have no evidence of significant sensory deficits that would(More)
Musical hallucinosis is a rare and poorly understood clinical phenomenon. While an association appears to exist between this phenomenon and organic brain pathology, aging and sensory impairment the precise association remains unclear. The authors present two cases of musical hallucinosis, both in elderly patients with mild-moderate cognitive impairment and(More)
Although delusions are common symptoms in dementia and are associated with a number of adverse outcomes, research in this area has been limited. This article attempts to summarize the existing literature on delusions in dementia with respect to known risk factors, etiology, pathogenesis, neurocognitive findings, behavioral symptoms, and treatment. This(More)
BACKGROUND The Team Standardized Assessment of a Clinical Encounter Report (StACER) was designed for use in Geriatric Medicine residency programs to evaluate Communicator and Collaborator competencies. METHODS The Team StACER was completed by two geriatricians and interdisciplinary team members based on observations during a geriatric medicine team(More)
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current(More)
Methods: In 1991, 1763 community-dwelling adults aged 65+ participated in the Manitoba Study of Health and Aging (MSHA), which sampled all regions of the province of Manitoba. Baseline measures included age, gender, years of education, the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS), and rural/urban status. Rural was defined as a census subdivision with a(More)
Setting/Participants: 208 consecutive patients seen in an outpatient memory clinic in London, Ontario, Canada (63 with diagnosis of mild dementia, 86 with diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, 59 with normal cognition) for whom both a MoCA and RUDAS could be completed. Measurements: The MoCA and the RUDAS were administered to all participants, sensitivity(More)
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