Background/aim: Malnutrition is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). In this study, we aimed to screen for malnutrition and geriatric syndromes and seek their associations in patients with AD. Materials and methods: The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Katz Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) tests were applied. Mean daily oral fluid intake was assessed according to patients' and relatives' declarations. Results: Seventy-six patients with a mean age of 79 ± 7.4 years were included. Most of the patients had mild or moderate dementia. Malnutrition was associated with increased rates of hospitalization and falls, dysphagia, insomnia, agitation, delusions, hallucinations, immobility, and incontinence. A daily fluid intake of
YILDIZ, DEMET; PEKEL, NİLÜFER BÜYÜKKOYUNCU; KILIÇ, AHMET KASIM; TOLGAY, ELİF NALAN; and TUFAN, FATİH
"Malnutrition is associated with dementia severity and geriatricsyndromes in patients with Alzheimer disease,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 45:
5, Article 14.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol45/iss5/14