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.
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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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