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Neurological Evaluation of the Elderly Patient

David A. Drachman and Joan M. Sweare

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0005
Neurological Evaluation of the Elderly Patient

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Chapter 5 discusses the neurological evaluation of the elderly patient, with special focus on distinguishing between normal and abnormal neurological function commensurate with the individual's age, whether the neurological impairment is the result of a specific current disease state, previous damage, neural attrition, or loss of neural reserve, and identifying those features of the patient's condition that contribute to the disability, and modify as many of the problems limiting function as possible.

Chapter.  13318 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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