Nutritional assessment of demented patients: a descriptive study.

  title={Nutritional assessment of demented patients: a descriptive study.},
  author={F Magri and Angela Borza and Stefania del Vecchio and Spyridon Chytiris and Giovanni Cuzzoni and Lorena Busconi and Anna Rebesco and Ettore Ferrari},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  volume={15 2},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS It is well-known that subclinical and overt malnutrition are strong predictive indices of morbidity and mortality in old subjects, particularly in demented ones, and may deeply affect the quality of life. The aim of this study was evaluation of nutritional status in demented patients, as a whole and according to type of dementia, at the moment of hospital admission and before discharge. METHODS The study concerns 174 old demented patients, aged 80.2 +/- 8 SD, diagnosed as… CONTINUE READING


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