Mortality in dementia is predicted by older age of onset and cognitive presentation
Samantha M Loi, Paraskevi Tsoukra, Zhiben Chen, Pierre Wibawa, Tamara Mijuskovic, Dhamidhu Eratne, Maria A Di Biase, Andrew Evans, Sarah Farrand, Wendy Kelso, Anita MY Goh, Mark Walterfang, Dennis Velakoulis
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: Survival information in dementia is important for future planning and service provision. There have been limited Australian data investigating survival duration and risk factors associated with mortality in younger-onset dementia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study investigating survival in inpatients with a diagnosis of dementia admitted to a tertiary neuropsychiatry service from 1991 to 2014. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Death Index was used to obtain mortality information. RESULTS: A total of 468 inpatients were identified, of which 75% had symptom onset at ⩽65 years of age (defined as younger-onset dementia). Dementia was catego..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: S.M.L. is funded by the Yulgilbar Alzheimer's Research Program and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (GNT1138968). NorthWestern Mental Health seed grant also provided funding for this project. All the other authors report no relevant disclosures.