TITLE

Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: Introduction

AUTHOR(S)
Chertkow, Howard
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p316
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
28794840

 

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