Researchers Find High Prevalence Of Comorbid Medical Conditions In People With Dementia

Researchers Find High Prevalence Of Comorbid Medical Conditions In People With Dementia
shutterstock_192712655A multi-institutional team of British researchers has determined that evidence suggests a high prevalence of comorbid medical conditions and related complaints among people with dementia, and that the presence of dementia may complicate clinical care for other conditions, and undermine a patient's ability to manage a chronic condition. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent, range, and nature of research activity around dementia and comorbidity. The researchers have reported their findings in an Open Source research article published in the journal BMC Medicine entitled "Comorbidity And Dementia: A Scoping Review Of The Literature" (BMC Medicine 2014, 12:192 doi:10.1186/s12916-014-0192-4), coauthored by Frances Bunn and Anne-Marie Burn of the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK; Greta Rait of the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL Medical School (Royal Free Campus), London, UK; Sam Norton of the Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London,UK; Louise Robinson of the Institute for Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Johan Schoeman of the South Essex Partnership Trust, Luton, UK; and Carol Brayne of the
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