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Influence of education on cognitive function in the elderly population of Pune city, Maharashtra, India

Shrirang Godbole, Gayatri Godbole, Savita Vaidya.

Background: A progressive decline in cognitive function is called as dementia. It mostly affects the elderly population. Dementia places a great burden on the patient, on his family and also on the country’s healthcare system. It has therefore become the need of the day, to combat its ever increasing prevalence.
Methods: In this community based study, 300 Residents (males and females) aged 60 years and above were interviewed. Subjects were administered mini mental state examination (MMSE) questionnaire. MMSE score of

Key words: Elderly population, Cognitive impairment, MMSE, Education

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