DSM-IIIR criteria: Impairment of short-and long-term memory and one or more of:
These changes must significantly interfere with work or usual activities and not occurring exclusively in Delirium. There must be either evidence of a specific organic etiologic factor or no "functional," psychiatric disorder.
5% of population over 65, 15% at age 85 (conservative estimates)
circumscribed neurobehavioral syndromes depression delirium (may co-exist, or follow)
Primary (without another known cause), or, as part of some easily defined CNS disease (secondary)
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