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BACKGROUND Data on dementia from low- and middle-income countries are still necessary to quantify the burden of this condition. This multicenter cross-sectional study aimed at estimating the prevalence of dementia in 2 large cities of Central Africa. METHODS General population door-to-door surveys were conducted in the districts of Bangui (Republic of(More)
Risk factors for dementia in American and European countries have been well investigated. However, little research has been carried out in sub-Saharan Africa, where life events as well as environmental, socio-economic, and modifiable risk factors (i.e., cardiovascular risk factors) may differ. Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in representative(More)
BACKGROUND Dementia will concern more and more people in the developing countries, but the perception people have of dementia in these areas has not yet been studied. METHOD During a general population survey (EDAC) carried out in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), 27 elderly persons suspected of having dementia and 31 of their relatives, 90 cognitively(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and dementia in native elderly African populations. DESIGN Two successive door-to-door cross-sectional surveys in the general population. SETTINGS Representative districts of Bangui (Central African Republic) and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo). PARTICIPANTS Population(More)
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