Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium–dementia

@inproceedings{Leonard2016ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium–dementia},
  author={Maeve Leonard and S. J. McInerney and John McFarland and Candice Condon and Fahad Awan and M P O'connor and Paul I Reynolds and Anna Maria Meaney and Dimitrios Adamis and Colum Dunne and Walter Cullen and Paula T. Trzepacz and David J. Meagher},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES Differentiation of delirium and dementia is a key diagnostic challenge but there has been limited study of features that distinguish these conditions. We examined neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological symptoms in elderly medical inpatients to identify features that distinguish major neurocognitive disorders. SETTING University teaching hospital in Ireland. PARTICIPANTS AND MEASURES 176 consecutive elderly medical inpatients (mean age 80.6 ± 7.0 years (range 60-96); 85 males (48… CONTINUE READING
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