Epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease: occurrence, determinants, and strategies toward intervention

  title={Epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease: occurrence, determinants, and strategies toward intervention},
  author={C Qiu and Miia Kivipelto and Eva von Strauss},
  booktitle={Dialogues in clinical neuroscience},
More than 25 million people in the world today are affected by dementia, most suffering from Alzheimer's disease. In both developed and developing nations, Alzheimer's disease has had tremendous impact on the affected individuals, caregivers, and society. The etiological factors, other than older age and genetic susceptibility, remain to be determined. Nevertheless, increasing evidence strongly points to the potential risk roles of vascular risk factors and disorders (eg, cigarette smoking… CONTINUE READING
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