chapter  3
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The practice of dementia care: Italy

WithOrazio Zanetti, Giuliano Binetti, Cristina Geroldi, Giovanni B Frisoni

Impairment of cognitive function represents one of the more prevalent causes of disability in the elderly, affecting about 10% of people older than 65, and 25-50% of those aged 85 and over, in the general population, and 50--80% of the subjects liVing in nursing homes (Evans et al, 1989; Rocca et al, 1986).