Health and memory in people over 50: a survey of a single-GP practice in England

Authors

  • Alwyn W Neadley RMN RNMS Dip Ad Ed AMTTD,

    1. Community Development Manager, East Yorkshire Community and Mental Health Services, Westwood Hospital, Beverley, East Yorkshire, England
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  • Don C Kendrick BA DipPsychol PhD CPsychol FBPsS,

    Corresponding author
    1. Reader in Clinical Psychology and Academic Director of The University of Hull's Clinical Psychology Training Course, Department of Psychology, The University of Hull, Hull, England
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  • Ron Brown RMN

    1. Community Psychiatric Nurse, Community Psychiatric Nursing Services, Pocklington, North Humberside, England
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Dr D C Kendrick Reader in Clinical Psychology Department of Psychology The University of Hull, Hull North Humberside HU6 7RX, England

Abstract

One hundred and forty people over the age of 50 randomly sampled from a single-handed British general practice were screened for dementia using the Kendrick Cognitive Tests for the Elderly The tests results were compared with actuarial data concerning health and health services provision The results indicate that there are clear interrelations between low but non-dementing scores in memory and speed performance with the use of services, mobility levels and chronic disorders

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