Mortality of demented patients in a geriatric institution

  • Belloni-Sonzogni A
  • Tissot A
  • Tettamanti M
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Abstract

A group of 237 elderly patients with dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT) or multi-infarct dementia (MID) was randomly selected in a large geriatric institution in Milan. Mean age of the sample was 78.9 years, 160 (67.5%) were DAT patients and 77 (32.5%) were MID patients. Half of the sample had low levels of autonomy and after 4 years 183 (77.2%) patients were dead. Predictors of mortality, according to a univariate analysis, were age, level of autonomy and type of diagnosis (DAT vs. MID). Mortality rate after 4 years was significantly higher (p

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  • Dementia Alzheimer type
  • Elderly
  • Mortality
  • Multi-infarct dementia

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Authors

  • Mauro TettamantiIstituto Di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri

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  • Amelia Belloni-Sonzogni

  • Antonella Tissot

  • Lucilla Frattura

  • Alberto Spagnoli

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