Yeungnam Univ J Med.  2010 Jun;27(1):27-36. 10.12701/yujm.2010.27.1.27.

Manifestation of Cognitive Function in Geriatric Patient with Subjective Memory Complaint

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea. jskim@med.yu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to find out cognitive function of the patients with subjective memory complaint. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From March 1st 2005 to May 31st 2009, 155 normal individuals without any medical illness who visited Yeungnam University Hospital to undergo medical checkup with neurocognitive test was enrolled, and checked by using Cognitive Assessment & Reference Diagnostic System.
RESULTS
107 of the patients had normal cognitive function, 21 patients (about 15%) were diagnosed with dementia, and 10 patients (about 7%) were diagnosed with considerable psychiatric illness, such as depression, anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder.
CONCLUSION
Because the patients with subjective memory complaint can be diagnosed as any psychiatric illness as well as dementia, sensitive screening test and early psychiatric approach is needed.

Keyword

Dementia; Subjective memory; complaint; CARDS
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