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Intellectual function, activities of daily living and computerized tomography of the brain in geriatric demented patients

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Abstract

Thirty eight patients of geriatric dementia (mean age 74.9 years) were examined by computerized tomography (CT) and their intellectual functions and activities of daily living (ADL) were evaluated. CT was evaluated by both visual assessment method and direct measuring method. Intellectual function was evaluated by Jikei University dementia rating scale. ADL was evaluated by both Hasegawa's rating scale and Sengoku's rating scale. Results were as follows: significant influence by age was observed in intellectual functions and ADL of subjects above 75 years old. There were good correlations between the higher intellectual function, the better grooming and hygiene, and less needs of nursing care. The severe brain atrophy evaluated by the visual assessment method was correlated with the depressed level of intellectual function. When brain atrophy is mild despite high degree of dementia, reexamination should be made to explore somatic diseases inducing depression of mental activity. It also should be noted that sex and age difference is important in studying geriatric patients.
Authors:
Omura, Fumiaki; Ogura, Chikara; Kishimoto, Akira; Okubo, Masayo; Imamoto, Atsushi; [1]  Tsuchie, Harutaka; Sugihara, Kanichiro; Fujii, Shozo
  1. Tottori Univ., Yonago (Japan). School of Medicine
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-16-054147; EDB-85-134726
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Yonago Igaku Zasshi; (Japan); Journal Volume: 35:5
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BRAIN; CAT SCANNING; MENTAL DISORDERS; DIAGNOSIS; AGED ADULTS; BEHAVIOR; IMAGES; PATIENTS; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; NERVOUS SYSTEM; ORGANS; TOMOGRAPHY; 550602* - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
5368988
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: YOIZA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 549-558
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Omura, Fumiaki, Ogura, Chikara, Kishimoto, Akira, Okubo, Masayo, Imamoto, Atsushi, Tsuchie, Harutaka, Sugihara, Kanichiro, and Fujii, Shozo. Intellectual function, activities of daily living and computerized tomography of the brain in geriatric demented patients. Japan: N. p., 1984. Web.
Omura, Fumiaki, Ogura, Chikara, Kishimoto, Akira, Okubo, Masayo, Imamoto, Atsushi, Tsuchie, Harutaka, Sugihara, Kanichiro, & Fujii, Shozo. Intellectual function, activities of daily living and computerized tomography of the brain in geriatric demented patients. Japan.
Omura, Fumiaki, Ogura, Chikara, Kishimoto, Akira, Okubo, Masayo, Imamoto, Atsushi, Tsuchie, Harutaka, Sugihara, Kanichiro, and Fujii, Shozo. 1984. "Intellectual function, activities of daily living and computerized tomography of the brain in geriatric demented patients." Japan.
@misc{etde_5368988,
title = {Intellectual function, activities of daily living and computerized tomography of the brain in geriatric demented patients}
author = {Omura, Fumiaki, Ogura, Chikara, Kishimoto, Akira, Okubo, Masayo, Imamoto, Atsushi, Tsuchie, Harutaka, Sugihara, Kanichiro, and Fujii, Shozo}
abstractNote = {Thirty eight patients of geriatric dementia (mean age 74.9 years) were examined by computerized tomography (CT) and their intellectual functions and activities of daily living (ADL) were evaluated. CT was evaluated by both visual assessment method and direct measuring method. Intellectual function was evaluated by Jikei University dementia rating scale. ADL was evaluated by both Hasegawa's rating scale and Sengoku's rating scale. Results were as follows: significant influence by age was observed in intellectual functions and ADL of subjects above 75 years old. There were good correlations between the higher intellectual function, the better grooming and hygiene, and less needs of nursing care. The severe brain atrophy evaluated by the visual assessment method was correlated with the depressed level of intellectual function. When brain atrophy is mild despite high degree of dementia, reexamination should be made to explore somatic diseases inducing depression of mental activity. It also should be noted that sex and age difference is important in studying geriatric patients.}
journal = {Yonago Igaku Zasshi; (Japan)}
volume = {35:5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1984}
month = {Sep}
}