Dementia in the oldest old: a multi-factorial and growing public health issue

@inproceedings{Gardner2013DementiaIT,
  title={Dementia in the oldest old: a multi-factorial and growing public health issue},
  author={Raquel C Gardner and Victor G. Valcour and Kristine Yaffe},
  booktitle={Alzheimer's Research & Therapy},
  year={2013}
}
The population of oldest old, or people aged 85 and older, is growing rapidly. A better understanding of dementia in this population is thus of increasing national and global importance. In this review, we describe the major epidemiological studies, prevalence, clinical presentation, neuropathological and imaging features, risk factors, and treatment of dementia in the oldest old. Prevalence estimates for dementia among those aged 85+ ranges from 18 to 38%. The most common clinical syndromes… CONTINUE READING