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Important clues to the prevention and management of delirium, a condition affecting an estimated 7 million hospitalized Americans, are being ignored.
A new national plan of action provides a roadmap for improving the care of patients with delirium, a poorly understood and often unrecognized brain condition that affects approximately seven million hospitalized Americans each year.
A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new 5-minute test to identify elderly patients with dementia promises to give doctors a more sensitive tool to use in the Annual Wellness Examination.
Dementia and cognitive impairment are widespread among elderly individuals in the United States, affecting more than 8 million people to some degree.
A new cognitive assessment tool with 16 items appears potentially useful for identifying problems in thinking, learning and memory among older adults.
A self-administered test to screen for early dementia could help speed the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of memory disorders, including Alzheimerâ€™s disease. It could also provide health care providers and caregivers an earlier indication of life-changing events that could lie ahead.
Cognitive testing by telephone in elderly individuals is generally as effective as in-person testing, according to a new study by Effie M. Mitsis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and part of Mount Sinai's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. The study will appear in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.