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    Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie…
    1998

[Psychometric diagnosis of dementia in clinical gerontopsychiatry practice].

@article{Grtler1998PsychometricDO,
  title={[Psychometric diagnosis of dementia in clinical gerontopsychiatry practice].},
  author={K G{\"u}rtler and Alexander Szecsey and H. A. Stoehr},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie},
  year={1998},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          281-5
        }
}
An extensive battery of cognitive tests is conducted to detect dementia in geriatric patients. Based on the ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for dementia the diagnosis includes cognitive deficits such as memory impairment and other cognitive disturbances in various stages. To establish a profile of cognitive deficits and to detect early stages of dementia a combination of psychometric tests has proven to be effective and valid (MMSE, SKT, SIDAM, GDS/BCRS, clock drawing). To evaluate interrelations… CONTINUE READING

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