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Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in developing countries: prevalence, management, and risk factors
TLDR
Dementia costs in developing countries are estimated to be US$73 billion yearly, but care demands social protection, which seems scarce in these regions, and use of traditional diets and medicinal plant extracts might aid prevention and treatment. Expand
Prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in two communities: Nigerian Africans and African Americans.
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To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study, using the same research method at the two sites, to report significant differences in rates of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in two different communities with similar ethnic origins. Expand
Incidence of dementia and Alzheimer disease in 2 communities: Yoruba residing in Ibadan, Nigeria, and African Americans residing in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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This is the first report of incidence rate differences for dementia and AD in studies of 2 populations from nonindustrialized and industrialized countries using identical methods and the same group of investigators in both sites. Expand
Community screening interview for dementia (CSI ‘D’); performance in five disparate study sites
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The inclusion of informant data adds significantly to the performance of the CSI ‘D’ as a dementia screen, and the combination of informant and cognitive scores in a discriminant score produces better sensitivity and specificity for dementia than cognitive scores alone. Expand
Prevalence of cognitive impairment
TLDR
Cognitive impairment short of dementia affects nearly one in four community-dwelling elders and is a major risk factor for later development of dementia. Expand
The prevalence of epilepsy and other seizure disorders in an Arab population: a community-based study
TLDR
The PR of epilepsy in Saudi Arabs is within the range of the values reported in most communities, and the causes of symptomatic epilepsies revealed a predominance of perinatal and inherited factors. Expand
Functional Disability in Elderly Nigerians: Results from the Ibadan Study of Aging
TLDR
A high burden of unmet need for care in a large section of disabled elderly persons in this African community undergoing demographic and social changes is suggested. Expand
The Stick Design test: A new measure of visuoconstructional ability
TLDR
It is concluded that Stick Design is a reasonable test of visuoconstructional ability in older cohorts with very limited educational exposure and literacy in persons with low or no education. Expand
Dementia incidence declined in African-Americans but not in Yoruba
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To compare dementia incidence of African‐American and Yoruba cohorts aged ≥70 years enrolled in 1992 and 2001, data are compared to show clear trends in dementia incidence between the groups. Expand
The profile and impact of probable dementia in a sub-Saharan African community: Results from the Ibadan Study of Aging.
TLDR
The findings suggest that the diagnosis of dementia may be downwardly biased in this culture due to relatively preserved levels of social and functional roles. Expand
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