Patient age influences recognition of Alzheimer's disease.

Abstract

BACKGROUND This study evaluated whether patient age influences recognition of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as assessed by referrals to a specialty clinic. METHODS The age and Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) at the initial visit to a memory loss clinic of all patients with a diagnosis of AD (n = 533; 88.7%) or amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (n = 68; 11.3… (More)

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