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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)
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)
Given the gradual improvement of living conditions and aging, dementia and related syndromes are becoming serious problems in the developing countries. A cross-sectional door to door type study in neighbourhood, was conducted from October 2008 to January 2009, in the general population in Bangui, order to help get a better understanding of the prevalence(More)
It is necessary to develop the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, because of the increase in the number of cases and unavailability of a curative treatment. From the data of the cohort PAQUID, we studied the risk of dementia according to leisure activities and the age of cessation of professional activity. The practice of a sport and reading decreases by(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)
BACKGROUND It is crucial to define health policies that target patients with the highest needs. In France, public financial support is provided to dependent patients: it can be used to finance informal care time and nonmedical care use. Eligibility for public subsidies and reimbursement of costs is associated with a specific tool: the autonomie gérontologie(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)
The usual clinical expression of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis is a meningoencephalitis. We report two cases of neurocryptococcosis which have been revealed by an unusual clinical aspect: an ischemic stroke with a vasculitis mechanism. The two patients had a positive reaction for the HIV and we discussed the responsibility of the HIV or the Cryptococcus in(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)