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INTRODUCTION There is a dearth of literature on the incidence of dementia in China. METHODS Using a stratified, multistage, cluster-sampling method, 16,921 nondemented participants ≥55 years were recruited from four regional centers in China in 1997 and followed up to 4.5 years. Cases were identified through a three-step protocol, according to(More)
The mutations in the presenilin 2 (PSEN2) gene as causes of early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease (AD) have never been reported in Asia. We conducted a phenotype and pedigree study by performing neuropathological examination and target region sequencing in a family of 3 generations. Six members in this family developed dementia in their fifth decade and(More)
BACKGROUND Although Parkinson's disease (PD) is clinically characterized by motor symptoms, cognitive impairment is one of the most disabling non-motor symptoms. Despite it attracting increasing attention worldwide, less is known about its prevalence in the Chinese population. The objective of this study was to assess cognitive impairment and related risk(More)
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