Prevalence of cognitive impairment in the hospitalized elderly.

@article{Hickey1997PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of cognitive impairment in the hospitalized elderly.},
  author={Anne Hickey and David Clinch and E P Groarke},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={27-33}
}
Surveys of older populations reveal rates of senile dementia varying from 5.2% to 25%. The specialist branch of psychiatry dealing with the elderly advocates that services for these patients and their carers should predominantly be based outside hospital. The following study was conducted in Limerick, Ireland before the arrival of a consultant in old age psychiatry and associated services. Its aim was to assess the extent to which the patients with dementing disorders were using hospital… CONTINUE READING

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