Silver Book Fact

At any given time, around 1/4 of all hospital patients age 65 and older are individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Maslow K. How Many Hospital Patients Have Dementia?; 2005

Reference

Title
How Many Hospital Patients Have Dementia?
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Maslow K

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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