Prevalence and patterns of comorbid cognitive impairment in low vision rehabilitation for macular disease.

  title={Prevalence and patterns of comorbid cognitive impairment in low vision rehabilitation for macular disease.},
  author={Heather E. Whitson and Deidra Ansah and Diane Whitaker and Guy G. Potter and Scott W. Cousins and H. MacDonald and Carl F. Pieper and Lawrence R. Landerman and David C. Steffens and Harvey Jay Cohen},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={50 2},
The prevalence of comorbid cognitive impairment among older adults referred to low vision rehabilitation (LVR) for macular disease is unknown. We performed cognitive testing on 101 adults aged 65 years or older with macular disease who were referred to The Duke LVR Clinic between September 2007 and March 2008. Scores on the telephone interview for cognitive status-modified (TICS-m) ranged from 7 to 44, with 18.8% of scores below an established cutoff for cognitive impairment (< or = 27) and an… CONTINUE READING
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