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Dementia psychiatric symptoms and immobility
 — a one-year follow up
Author(s)Brian R Ballinger
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 3, no 2, April-June 1988
Pagespp 125-129
KeywordsDementia ; Mobility ; Scotland.
AnnotationOne hundred elderly patients investigated for a cross-sectional relationship between dementia and limited mobility were reviewed a year later. Forty patients had died during this time. While there was a strong relationship between poor mobility and mortality, there was little between psychiatric function or symptoms and mortality. There was also a considerable decline in physical function over the year, but little association between original mental function and this. Finally, there was a decline in cognitive function. There was no increase in the frequency of other psychiatric symptoms, but different patients were affected by particular symptoms initially and one year later.
Accession NumberCPA-930525024
ClassmarkEA: C4: 9A

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