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Authors: Lavinia Purza1,2, Georgeta Pașca3, Sorin Iova3, Adriana Belba3,
Liviu Lazăr3, Delia Mirela Țiț2*, Diana Uivaroșan4
Affiliation: 1 Doctoral School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Oradea, Oradea
2Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Oradea
3 Psycho-Neurosciences and Recovery Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Oradea
4Preclinical disciplines Department, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Oradea, Oradea
Abstract: The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of the risk factors and comorbidities associated with various types of dementia in elderly people. A group of 162 patients with various types of dementia (Alzheimer’s, mixed, senile and unspecified) hospitalized at G. Curteanu Clinic Hospital in Oradea during 2012-2016, was studied.
The following parameters in the clinical observation file were followed: sex, background, age, studies, marital status, diagnosis, associated pathologies and MMSE (Mini Mental State Examination) score.
MMSE was used to evaluate cognitive functionality. The patients were aged between 61 and 92 years, 19.75% being male and 80.25% females. The degree of professional training of the patients was low, 50% of them had only primary education. Of the co-morbidities, cardiovascular diseases have the highest prevalence among dementia subjects included in the study.
Keywords: Alzheimer, dementia, risk factors, comorbidities.
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