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Cognitive and Emotional Disturbance in the Elderly.

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Clinical Issues.. Edited by Eisdorfer Carl, Friedel Robert O.. . 169 pages. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago and London: , 1977.. Price, not given.

Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(1):154. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-89-1-154_4
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For practicing physicians and other health care professionals. Emphasizes the potential for reversibility of several syndromes that present as senile dementia, the issue of viewing certain disorders as diseases rather than as naturally occurring consequences of old age, and the importance of the correct medical and social management of the aging patient. Divided into three sections dealing with basic issues in age-related cognitive disorders, including recent studies in neuropathology, epidemiology, and the role of stress; the evaluation of patients in and out of the institution from medical and psychological perspectives; and treatment. Discussion of relevant nomenclature.


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