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[Prevalence and severity of the dementia syndrome in homes for the aged and nursing homes. A study in elderly from a rural area near Zwolle].
Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1995 Apr; 26(2):57-64.TG

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In the Netherlands both nursing homes and homes for the aged serve as a residence for demented elderly. Although these institutions differ considerably regarding financing and care facilities, specific functions of each institute concerning demented elderly have not been clearly defined. In order to know to what extent residential facilities serve demented elderly, the prevalence and severity of dementia among residents aged 65 and over was studied as part of a prevalence study among elderly people in a rural area of the Netherlands. The target population existed of all persons aged 65 and over who were registered in eight general practices. Patients who had to leave the practice on account of ill-health and were admitted to nursing homes were included in the study. In a two stage study the MMSE was applied as a screening instrument. Based on MMSE-score a non-proportional stratified random sample was drawn for the second, diagnostic stage, which existed of the CAMDEX. Prevalence estimates for DSM-III-R-dementia were 21% among residents of homes for the aged, 48% among residents of somatic wards of nursing homes and 100% among those admitted to psychogeriatric wards of nursing homes. Severity of dementia was highest among residents of psychogeriatric wards of nursing homes and lowest among those living in homes for the aged. Prevalence of dementia among residents of homes for the aged can be fully attributed to the age-distribution. The high frequency of dementia among residents of somatic nursing home wards can be explained in several ways: First, admission can be necessary due to a combination of dementia and somatic illness.(

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Verpleeg- en Reactiveringscentrum, Het Zonnehuis, Zwolle.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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7740601

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Boersma, F, et al. "[Prevalence and Severity of the Dementia Syndrome in Homes for the Aged and Nursing Homes. a Study in Elderly From a Rural Area Near Zwolle]." Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie En Geriatrie, vol. 26, no. 2, 1995, pp. 57-64.
Boersma F, Eefsting JA, van den Brink W, et al. [Prevalence and severity of the dementia syndrome in homes for the aged and nursing homes. A study in elderly from a rural area near Zwolle]. Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1995;26(2):57-64.
Boersma, F., Eefsting, J. A., van den Brink, W., & van Tilburg, W. (1995). [Prevalence and severity of the dementia syndrome in homes for the aged and nursing homes. A study in elderly from a rural area near Zwolle]. Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie En Geriatrie, 26(2), 57-64.
Boersma F, et al. [Prevalence and Severity of the Dementia Syndrome in Homes for the Aged and Nursing Homes. a Study in Elderly From a Rural Area Near Zwolle]. Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr. 1995;26(2):57-64. PubMed PMID: 7740601.
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