Follow up of patients referred to a dementia service.


Eighty-five patients referred to a dementia clinic in a prosperous suburban setting were followed for as long as 48 months. Progressive dementia occurred in 55 of the 56 patients in whose cases it was predicted. Three-year mortality rates were 83 per cent for multi-infarct dementia, 57 per cent for mixed vascular plus Alzheimer dementia, and 37 per cent for… (More)