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Title: The NUH Memory Clinic
Authors: Kua, E.H. 
Tan, S.L.
Lee, K.S.
Ko, S.M. 
Tan, C.H. 
Keywords: Dementia
Memory clinic
Issue Date: Mar-1997
Source: Kua, E.H., Tan, S.L., Lee, K.S., Ko, S.M., Tan, C.H. (1997-03). The NUH Memory Clinic. Singapore Medical Journal 38 (3) : 112-115. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objective: To assess the cognitive performance of elderly patients referred to the memory clinic. Design: The patients were interviewed using the computerised mental state programme, GMS-AGECAT, and assessed on the Cognitive Assessment Scale (CAS) which includes the Elderly Cognitive Assessment Questionnaire (ECAQ) and the Cambridge Memory Test (CMT), modified for Chinese elderly. Subjects: There were 72 Chinese elderly subjects aged 65 years and above, referred to the NUH memory clinic in the first year. Results: Only 45 (62.5%) of the 72 subjects were diagnosed to have dementia using DSM III R criteria. There were 25 cases of Alzheimer's Disease and 20 multi-infarct dementia. In the non-demented group, 15 (20.8%) had depression or anxiety disorders and 12 (16. 7%), had no mental disorders but had physical illness which could affect memory. There was a highly significant difference in the ECAQ, CMT and CAS scores of demented and non-demented elderly. There was also a significant difference in the cognitive performance of elderly with mild dementia and those with no mental disorder. Conclusion: The memory clinic is a useful facility for the diagnosis and management of dementia. The Cognitive Assessment Scale provides a valid and reliable battery of tests for dementia.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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