An investigation of dementia among elderly outpatients.


A total of 110 unselected demented outpatients aged 60 and over (mean age: 76.2 years), 69 women and 41 men, were prospectively investigated. A potentially reversible cause of dementia was found in 26 patients (normal pressure hydrocephalus 2, cerebral tumor 1, hyperthyroidism 2, hypothyroidism 4, vitamin B12 deficiency 13, pseudodementia 4). Follow-up… (More)