Prospective analysis of risk factors for nursing home placement of dementia patients.

@article{Smith2001ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective analysis of risk factors for nursing home placement of dementia patients.},
  author={Glenn E. Smith and Peter O'Brien and Robert J. Ivnik and Emre Kokmen and Eric G. Tangalos},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={1467-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine risk factors for nursing home placement in a community-based dementia cohort. METHODS Cognitively normal participants and cognitively impaired patients from a large AD Patient Registry were followed from diagnosis to placement, death, or last follow-up. This included over 3,600 person-years of surveillance. The normal group included 473 participants who did not, at any point, meet Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd ed., revised (DSM-III-R) criteria… CONTINUE READING

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