Mortality of demented patients in a geriatric institution

Amelia Belloni-Sonzogni, Antonella Tissot, Mauro Tettamanti, Lucilla Frattura, Alberto Spagnoli

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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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)

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