Neuropsychiatric Problems in the Elderly

  • Gabe J. Maletta
Part of the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine book series (COGM, volume 3)


The number of persons in the United States 65 years and older has increased steadily during the twentieth century, especially during the latter half, and has gone from about 4V2 million at the turn of the century to approximately 27 million at the present time (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.


Neurofibrillary Tangle Senile Dementia Organic Mental Disorder Dementing Illness Neurotic Disorder 
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  • Gabe J. Maletta
    • 1
  1. 1.Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center and Departments of Psychiatry and NeurologyUniversity of Minnesota School of MedicineMinneapolisUSA

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