Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 221–222

An unusual case of spontaneous and remitting functional decline in an elderly man: Is “functional delirium” a clinical entity?

  • Fabio Guerini
  • Catherine Bellwald
  • Tiziana Metitieri
  • Giuseppe Bellelli
Letter To The Editor
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1991 Mathematics Subject Classification

Cognitive performance delirium elderly functional abilities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Guerini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Catherine Bellwald
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tiziana Metitieri
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Bellelli
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Rehabilitation Unit “Ancelle della Carità” HospitalCremonaItaly
  2. 2.Geriatric Research GroupBresciaItaly

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