Comorbidity and drug use in cognitively impaired elderly living in long-term care.

@article{Landi1998ComorbidityAD,
  title={Comorbidity and drug use in cognitively impaired elderly living in long-term care.},
  author={Francesco Landi and Giovanni Gambassi and Kate L. Lapane and Antonio Sgadari and David Gifford and Vincent Mor and Roberto Bernabei},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={347-56}
}
Cognitive impairment is associated with an increased mortality in older people. The prevalence and impact of comorbidity on functional status and mortality of demented patients has not been fully elucidated. Using a population-based data set, we describe the prevalence of cognitive impairment, functional status, principal comorbid conditions and 1-year survival for over 300,000 patients admitted to the nursing homes in five US states. Sixty-one percent of patients have some level of cognitive… CONTINUE READING

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