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dementia/ scz

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1. a similarity between impaired cognition in old age in alzheimers disease is impaired visuo-spatial scratch pad

2. old people with dementia are at significant risk of non-accidental injury by their carer

3. Reality orientation has lasting beneficial effects when used to treat people with dementia

4. day hospitals have been proven to b more effective in treating symptoms of dementia than day centres

5. visual hallucinations are a common feature of depressive psychosis in the elderly

6. 5% of elderly schizophrenics have a FHx of SCZ in the first degree relatives

7. presence of birth injury affects the age of onset of SCZ

8. IQ affects the age of onset of SCZ

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3. Reality orientation has lasting beneficial effects when used to treat people with dementia

False

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day hospitals have been proven to b more effective in treating symptoms of dementia than day centres

False

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7. presence of birth injury affects the age of onset of SCZ

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Byrne et al. (2000) Compared obstetric records of 431 patient–control pairs. Linked with psychiatric case register. Global rate of OCs did not differ between patients and controls. Male patients with a young onset had significantly more OCs than controls.

Rosso et al. (2000) 1955 Finnish birth cohort. 80 patients, 61 unaffected siblings, and 56 matched controls. Hypoxia-associated OCs significantly increase the odds of early-onset schizophrenia (but not of later-onset schizophrenia).

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