Monday, March 24, 2014

Is the incidence of Alzheimer disease decreasing?

New Insights into the Dementia Epidemic
Described in the early 1980s as "The Silent Epidemic," dementia in the elderly will soon become a clarion call for public health experts worldwide. The epidemic is largely explained by the prevalence of dementia in persons 80 years of age or older. In most countries around the world, especially…
Although demographics will drive an increase in the number of dementia cases, recent reports — generally based on population-based community studies or survey data — point to declining age-specific prevalence or incidence rates among people born later in the first half of the 20th century (see table). 

November 27, 2013
 Larson E.B.Yaffe K.Langa K.M. 10.1056/NEJMp1311405 Is the incidence of Alzheimer disease decreasing? | Lon S. Schneider MD's Blog


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