Recoverable Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Persons

  title={Recoverable Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Persons},
  author={Mladen Davidovi{\'c} and Predrag Erceg and Neboj{\vs}a Despotovi{\'c} and Dragoslav P. Milosevic},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
To the Editor:—Observed incidence of cognitive deficit in patients hospitalized in the Internal Medicine wards tops 30% among those older than 80 years. Conversely, the percentage of reversible cognitive deficit (RCD) is surprisingly low (0.6–3%).1,2 An important issue for geriatricians, RCD is often a cause of misunderstanding between geriatricians and specialists from other departments (coronary units, Surgery departments, etc.)3 who tend to treat the condition with too many sedatives… 
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