Risk of suicide and accidental deaths among elderly patients with cognitive impairment

@inproceedings{An2019RiskOS,
  title={Risk of suicide and accidental deaths among elderly patients with cognitive impairment},
  author={Ji hyun An and Kyung Eun Lee and Hong Jin Jeon and Sang Joon Son and Sung Yoon Kim and Jin Pyo Hong},
  booktitle={Alzheimer's research & therapy},
  year={2019}
}
BackgroundThe leading causes of death among the elderly with cognitive impairment are unknown. This study aims to estimate the suicide and accidental death rates on the basis of a clinical case registry of patients diagnosed with cognitive impairment.MethodsThe target sample consisted of 10,169 patients diagnosed with dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), who were evaluated at the Clinical Research Center for Dementia of Korea (CREDOS) from January 2005 to December 2013. Information… CONTINUE READING
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