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BACKGROUND/AIMS The population of Benin is, like those of most developing countries, aging; dementia is therefore a major concern. Our goal was to estimate the prevalence of dementia in an elderly population living in urban Benin. METHODS In a cross-sectional community-based study, people aged 65 years and above were screened using the Community Screening(More)
INTRODUCTION In general medicine lack of time impairs screening for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The five word test (FWT) enables rapid assessment of verbal episodic memory in accordance with Grober and Buschke neuropsychological concept. The main steps of the FWT are: induce specific semantic processing, control of encoding to avoid attention deficits, free(More)
Tuberculous spondylodiscitis called Pott's disease is the most common presentation of vertebral tuberculosis. Atypical presentation is rare and its diagnosis also difficult. We report a retrospective analysis of 7 immunocompetent patients treated for extensive vertebral tuberculosis. Five men and two women, between 5 and 39 Years. The median age was 24(More)
INTRODUCTION Since 2002, with the creation of Centers of Memory Resources and Research (CMRR), considerable progress has been made in France regarding the administrative and institutional framework within which Alzheimer's disease (AD) is managed. In this study, we explore three approaches that can help optimize the inclusion of patients in clinical trials(More)
Etiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is still undefined in its most frequent sporadic type, but a role of vascular risk factor is more and more evocated in its pathophysiology. This role enables to hope that preventive or curative care of vascular risk factors could decrease AD incidence. Among these factors, high blood pressure, diabetes,(More)
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