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dc.contributor.author Young, John
dc.contributor.author Meagher, David
dc.contributor.author MacLullich, Alasdair M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-14T11:09:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-14T11:09:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4415
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Cognitive assessment involves examination of higher cortical functions, particularly memory, attention, orientation, language, executive function (planning activities), and praxis (sequencing of activities). This article will focus on cognitive assessment of older people (those aged over about 65 years) in the context of possible dementia, delirium, and depression. These are common and serious clinical syndromes affecting older people, and accurate cognitive assessment is an essential component for diagnosis. Dementia affects 20% of people aged over 80 years,1 and delirium may affect 30-50% of older people in hospitals and an estimated 16% in long term care facilities.2 The annual incidence of major depression in the general older population is about 15% a year and doubles after age 70.3 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMJ;343:d5042
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1136/bmj.d5042
dc.subject cognitive assessment en_US
dc.subject older people en_US
dc.title Cognitive assessment of older people en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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