Diagnostic profile of young and middle-aged memory clinic patients

Tina Vraamark Elberling, Jette Stokholm, Peter Høgh, Gunhild Waldemar

Abstract

With the objective of characterizing the underlying conditions in younger patients with cognitive symptoms, 314 consecutive patients were studied, aged <60 years, referred to a multidisciplinary memory clinic over a period of 54 months. Fifteen percent of the patients fulfilled Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV criteria for dementia, 17% had selective cognitive deficits, and 55% had no cognitive deficits. Cognitive symptoms in younger patients rarely reflect dementia but more often other medical and psychiatric conditions.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNeurology
Vol/bind59
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1259-62
Antal sider4
ISSN0028-3878
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 22 okt. 2002

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