Survival in dementia and predictors of mortality: a review

@article{Todd2013SurvivalID,
  title={Survival in dementia and predictors of mortality: a review},
  author={Stephen Todd and Stephen Barr and Mark Vignesha Roberts and Anthony Peter Passmore},
  journal={International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={28}
}
Dementia is an important cause of mortality and, with the ageing population and increasing prevalence of dementia, reliable data on prognosis and survival will be of interest to patients and caregivers as well as providers and commissioners of health and social care. A review of the literature was undertaken to determine the rates of survival in dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to identify factors that are or are not predictive of mortality in dementia and AD. 
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