Neuropsychiatric Problems in the Elderly

  • Gabe J. Maletta
Part of the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine book series (COGM, volume 2)


The number of persons 65 years and older has increased steadily in the twentieth century and is now approximately 26 million (almost 12% of the population); before 2035, 20% of the population of the United States, approximately 56 million people,1 will be over 65; indeed, the most rapidly growing portion of the population is the group of individuals over age 75.


Elderly Patient Neurofibrillary Tangle Senile Dementia Paired Helical Filament Organic Brain Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabe J. Maletta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical CenterMinneapolis Veterans Administration Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Psychiatry and NeurologyUniversity of Minnesota School of MedicineMinneapolisUSA

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