Longitudinal study of death and institutionalization in patients with primary degenerative dementia

David S Knopman, J. Kitto, S. Deinard, J. Heiring

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Abstract

We studied the outcome of 101 patients with primary degenerative dementia. The patients were outpatients at the time of the initial evaluation, and all had family caregivers. There were substantial differences in mortality and institutionalization between the mild and advanced patients, as defined by scores on mental status examination. Similar differences in those two outcomes were also evident when the patients were stratified by scores on activities of daily living and disruptive behavior assessments. Thus, certain patient characteristics may be of value in predicting risk for institutionalization and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume36
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Institutionalization
Longitudinal Studies
Dementia
Activities of Daily Living
Caregivers
Outpatients
Mortality

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Longitudinal study of death and institutionalization in patients with primary degenerative dementia. / Knopman, David S; Kitto, J.; Deinard, S.; Heiring, J.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 36, No. 2, 1988, p. 108-112.

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