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Dementia in acute hospital inpatients: the role of the geriatrician

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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.

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Output Type: Editorial

Journal
Age and Ageing: Volume 41, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Russ, Tom C; Shenkin, Susan D; Reynish, Emma; Ryan, Tracy; Anderson, Dave; MacLullich, Alasdair M J
Publication date31/05/2012
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN0002-0729
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