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A trial of vitamin supplementation in senile dementia

Burns, A; Marsh, A; Bender, DA; (1989) A trial of vitamin supplementation in senile dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , 4 (6) pp. 333-338. 10.1002/gps.930040606.

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Abstract

The effect of supplements of vitamins B‐1, B‐2, niacin, B‐6 and C has been assessed in a randomized double‐blind trial in 15 hospitalized elderly patients suffering from senile dementia. Supplementation did not prevent an increase in either cognitive impairment or behavioural disturbance. However, it did result in weight gain over a six‐week period. Hospitalized demented patients generally suffer significant weight loss, which increases with the duration of hospitalization. Vitamin supplementation may therefore protect against physical deterioration and the development of cachexia. Copyright © 1989 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Type: Article
Title: A trial of vitamin supplementation in senile dementia
DOI: 10.1002/gps.930040606
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Structural and Molecular Biology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/137796
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