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VALLEJO SANCHEZ, Jesús Manuel  and  RODRIGUEZ PALMA, Manuel. Prevalencia of the mild cognitive impairment in institutionalized elders. Gerokomos [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.4, pp.153-157. ISSN 1134-928X.

Introduction and objetive: the concept of Mild cognitive impairment defines a previous state in to decline cognitive towards the dementia, where are observed cognitive identifiable changes by means of a suitable clinical and evaluation and neuropsycological. To know the prevalencia of the cognitive slight deterioration in our center. Methods: observacional, descriptively and transversely study of the residents become institutionalized with absence of neurological pathology or severe cognitive impairment of the home care nursing Jose Matía Calvo of Cádiz. It was sifted to the subjects by the mini cognitive test in the version of Wolf during January, 2008, there being obtained a sample of which were studied social, demography and of control variables. Results: it is clear that DCL's prevalencia in the elders become institutionalized in our center is 27 %, number higher than the contributed one like average for some authors for the general population (15-20 %), but minor that the established one in other home care nursing, that range between 38,7 and 44 %. Conclusions: the increase stated of the prevalencia of the cognitive impairment in the older population and his repercussion in the level of independence and quality of life of major become institutionalized, justifies the need to identify prematurely such alteration to initiate, as soon as possible, you programme of intervention directed to delaying the dependence, promoting the residual capacities and improving the quality of life of these elders.

Keywords : Mild cognitive impairment; home care nursing.

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