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Forekomst af depression og demens blandt plejehjemsbeboere

Fokus på plejehjems­beboeres psykiske helbred og velvære er vigtigt.
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Annette Lolk1, 2 & Kjeld Andersen1, 2 Psykiatrisk Afdeling Odense – universitetsafdeling, Psykiatrien i Region Syddanmark Forskningsenheden for Psykiatri, Klinisk Institut, Syddansk Universitet Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V11140591
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Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V11140591
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546-550
Prevalence of depression and dementia among nursinghome residents
The population of older adults will increase in the coming years and the number of elderly in nursing homes is expected to rise considerably. The most frequent psychiatric diseases among nursing home residents are depression and dementia. We examined the prevalence of depression and dementia in nursing home populations reported in literature reviews. The included studies were published from 1986 to 2014. At least one out of ten persons living in a nursing home seems to have depression and more have depressive symptoms. Three out of four residents in nursing homes suffer from dementia.
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