Delirium episode as a sign of undetected dementia among community dwelling elderly subjects: a 2 year follow up study.

@article{Rahkonen2000DeliriumEA,
  title={Delirium episode as a sign of undetected dementia among community dwelling elderly subjects: a 2 year follow up study.},
  author={T. Rahkonen and Riitta Luukkainen-Markkula and S Paanila and Juhani Sivenius and Raimo O Sulkava},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={519-21}
}
Cognitive decline is commonly stated as one of the main risk factors for delirium. The aim was to assess the importance of a delirium episode as a symptom of an underlying dementia among community dwelling healthy elderly people in a prospective 2 year follow up study. The study patients consisted of 51 people living at home and older than 65 years of age, without severe underlying disorders including diagnosed dementia, admitted consecutively as emergency cases to hospital because of an acute… CONTINUE READING
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