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    Assessment of cognitive functioning is important but some modification maybe required

    Dear Editor

    I agree with the comments by Dr Harden that assessment of cognitive function is important in the acutely confused patient.

    However maybe a slight modification is necessary. Knowledge of the start of the first world war is also partly dependent on level of education. As the war started 90 years ago, for the majority of our patients this was a long time before they were born. Perhaps asking when...

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    AMTS

    Dear Editor

    We do not want to detract from the overall value of the recent article by Wardrope and MacKenzie,[1] but we feel it important to point out our concerns over the proposed assessment of cognitive function.

    Cognitive impairment due to dementia and delirium is common in emergency situations but formal assessment of cognitive function is rare. This could explain why at least 67% of older people wi...

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