Quality of life among elderly patients with dementia in institutions.

  title={Quality of life among elderly patients with dementia in institutions.},
  author={Maria Lage Barca and Knut Engedal and Jerson Laks and Geir Selb{\ae}k},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  volume={31 6},
AIM To study quality of life among the elderly with dementia in institutions. METHODS Patients above 60 years with dementia, 82 in nursing home and 74 in departments of geriatric psychiatry, were included. They were assessed with the Quality of Life in Late-Stage Dementia (QUALID); the Self-Maintenance scale, Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Clinical Dementia Rating scale. Patient's age, gender, previous medical and psychiatric history were recorded. Dementia was diagnosed according… CONTINUE READING
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