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17% of elderly are believed by authorities to misuse alcohol and prescription drugs. Substance abuse is often diagnosed as Alzheimers. Treatable vascular dementia is also often misdiagnosed as Alzheimers.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Venice Gondolier Sun
About: Alcohol and substance abuse in elderly often diagnosed as dementia
Date: 28 April 2004
Source: Venice Gondolier Sun
Author: Renee Le Pere
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