The clinical and rehabilitative complexity in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB): Experience on a random sample of elderly patients dwelling in an RSA (" Residenza Sanitaria Assistita" ) of Catania

Antonino Santangelo, Manuela Testai', Salvatore Albani, Grazia Mamazza, Salvatore Pavano, Carmela Zuccaro, Marco Atteritano, Massimiliano Berretta, Marcello Tomarchio, Domenico Maugeri

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Abstract

This study was aimed at evaluating the occurrence of DLB in a population sample recovered in assisted sanitary residence (RSA=from the Italian name of " Residenza Sanitaria Assistita" ) in the Province of Catania. We considered 126 patients from a randomized population recovered in RSA of Viagrande (Catania) in the period from 1st March, 2005 and 31st March, 2007. Those who proved to be demented according to the DSM-III diagnostic protocols, and having a mini mental state examination (MMSE)-score

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • " Residenza Sanitaria Assistita" (RSA)
  • Complexity of the DLB patients
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
  • Rehabilitation of elderly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology

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