Citation Russ TC, Shenkin SD, Reynish E, Ryan T, Anderson D & MacLullich AMJ (2012) Dementia in acute hospital inpatients: the role of the geriatrician. Age and Ageing, 41 (3), pp. 282-284. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afs048
Abstract First paragraph: Dementia remains grossly underdiagnosed in the UK. Between 40 and 64% of those affected are not formally diagnosed. Patients with dementia have high rates of hospital admission: around 6% of people with dementia are inpatients in general hospitals at a given time-point, compared with approximately 0.6% of over-65s without dementia. A recent study found that 42% of acute medical admissions of over-70s had dementia but only half had been diagnosed.
Notes Output Type: Editorial
Journal Age and Ageing: Volume 41, Issue 3
Russ, Tom C; Shenkin, Susan D; Reynish, Emma; Ryan, Tracy; Anderson, Dave; MacLullich, Alasdair M J