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Cognitive impairment in older people: practical aspects of management

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2020-06-02
Issue: 
6
Year: 
2020

Professor E. Ekusheva(1), MD; O. Zaitseva(2); O. Kuzina(3) (1)Academy of Postgraduate Education, Federal Research and Clinical Center for Specialized Types of Medical Care and Medical Technologies, Federal Biomedical Agency, Moscow (2)Clinical Hospital One (Volynskaya), Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Moscow (3)OOO «Doctor Ost», Chelyabinsk

Older patients with cognitive impairment present a challenge for physicians of various specialties in terms of both diagnosis and choice of effective therapy. Not every decrease in cognitive function is steadily progressing and leads to the development of dementia. The timely identification and prescription of pathogenetically substantiated therapy are fundamentally important, since these contribute to the functional restoration of cerebral structures and result in reversible consequences.

Keywords: 
geriatrics
moderate cognitive impairment
dementia
older patients
aging



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