WILLIAM BENENSON, M.D.
To the editor: I read with interest the article, "Primary Total Hip or Knee Replacement: Evaluation of Patients." I note with alarm the statement: "Because 15% of people over age 65 years have dementia. . . ." I am certain that this opinion cannot be supported. I hazard a guess that Drs. Liang and Poss, and Ms. Cullen are very young indeed and hold an alarmingly low respect for senior citizens.
BENENSON W. Frequency of Dementia in Elderly Persons. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:561–562. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-561_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(4):561-562.
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