Journal article

A MEMORY CLINIC AT A GERIATRIC HOSPITAL - RATIONALE, ROUTINE AND RESULTS FROM THE 1ST 100 PATIENTS

D AMES, L FLICKER, RD HELME

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 1992

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the operation of a memory clinic with reference to the referral pattern, patient characteristics and psychiatric diagnoses, frequency of reversible dementias and utility of brief cognitive screening tools in the detection of dementia. DESIGN: All patients underwent cognitive screening tests (Mini Mental Status Examination, Abbreviated Mental Test Score, Organic Brain Syndrome Scale of the Brief Assessment Scale) and two activities of daily living instruments. Psychiatric diagnoses were made according to criteria of the Diagnostic and statistical manual, third edition revised, of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-III-R). SETTING: A large geriatric hospital. SUBJ..

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