Sequential clinical approach to differential diagnosis of dementia
In this study an attempt is made to prove whether a sufficient differentiation can be obtained by the sequential application of some short scores [Blessed Dementia Scale, Mini Mental State Exam, Ischemic Score, and the Alzheimer Inventory (Cummings and Benson, 1986)1, CT scan, EEG and laboratory tests. The data of 76 patients admitted with the presumptive diagnosis of dementia are presented. 20.5% of the demented patients could be diagnosed to suffer from a possibly treatable cause.
KeywordsDemented Patient Hamilton Depression Scale Ischemic Score Nondemented Patient Hamilton Depression Scale Score
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