psychogeriatric disorders

psychogeriatric disorders

psychiatric diseases predominantly affecting the elderly, e.g. dementia (affecting 5% of those >65 years old, and 20% of those >80 years old), clinical depression (often associated/induced by cerebrovascular accident [CVA], Parkinson's disease or death of a life partner), delirium (associated with CVA, polypharmacy, thyroid or vitamin B12 deficiency, uraemia)