Alzheimer's Disease Part 3: the Alzheimer patient in the practice

Richard A. Armstrong

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Abstract

As a result of the increasing proportion of elderly people in the UK population, it is likely that the optometrist will see patients with dementia in the practice. These patients pose particular problems for the optometrist who has to carry out refraction or an eye examination. Since each case of dementia is unique, it is impossible to give guidelines which will ensure the cooperation of all patients. However, a knowledge of the changes in personality shown by patients and the special problems that can arise is helpful in attempting to test the demented patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages12-13
Number of pages2
Volume1991
No.October
Specialist publicationOptometry Today
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1991

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Dementia
Patient Compliance
Personality
Guidelines
Alzheimer disease, familial, type 3
Population
Optometrists

Keywords

  • optometrist
  • dementia
  • refraction
  • eye examination

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Armstrong, Richard A. / Alzheimer's Disease Part 3: the Alzheimer patient in the practice. In: Optometry Today. 1991 ; Vol. 1991, No. October. pp. 12-13.
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