A neuropathological study of dementia in nursing homes in Shimane prefecture, Japan: evaluation of the age and gender effect.


BACKGROUND Vascular dementia (VD) has been held responsible for the majority of all dementia cases in both epidemiological and neuropathological studies in Japan. The aim of this study was to clarify relative frequencies of dementia neuropathologically in Japanese nursing home residents over a 17-year period and to clarify the gender and age effect on the… (More)



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