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Chouliaras L, Topiwala A, Cristescu T, Ebmeier KP. Establishing the cause of memory loss in older people. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1778):15-19

Establishing the cause of memory loss in older people

22 Jan 2015Registered users

Common causes of memory loss in older people are mild cognitive impairment, the various types of dementia, and psychiatric illness, mainly depression. Around 10% of patients with mild cognitive impairment progress to dementia each year. NICE guidance suggests examination of: attention, concentration, short- and long-term memory, praxis, language and executive function.

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