Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: Introduction

Chertkow, Howard
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p316
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the prevalence of mental deterioration called dementias including Alzheimers' disease and vascular dementia among older people in Canada and the U.S. He informs that general criteria for diagnosing dementia include the development of cognitive deficits manifested by memory impairment and cognitive disturbances, and deficits do not occur during the course of delirium. He asserts to further research topics like managing mild, moderate and severe dementia.


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