Diagnostic Evaluation of Elderly Patients with Mild Memory Problems

  title={Diagnostic Evaluation of Elderly Patients with Mild Memory Problems},
  author={J. Karlawish and C. Clark},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • J. Karlawish, C. Clark
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • A 70-year-old man and his son present for an initial visit. The patient says his son made the appointment and insisted he come. The patient's son says that his father has troubles with his memory. At a family reunion 2 months ago, his father could not recall the names of some cousins. The patient laughs and remarks, It's no worse than for anyone else my age; besides, I haven't seen them in years. His son points out that these are his father's favorite cousins whom he sees at least twice per… CONTINUE READING
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