Epidemiology of clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Rocca1986EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Walter A. Rocca and Lugi A. Amaducci and Bruce S. Schoenberg},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={415-24}
}
This report reviews the current status of descriptive and analytic epidemiology of clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease (AD). Since AD can be diagnosed with certainty only at autopsy, currently available epidemiological data are based on a presumed clinical diagnosis. Current data indicate that AD represents a major health problem, at least in the developed countries. The prevalence ratio for AD ranges between 1.9 and 5.8 cases per 100 population aged 65 and over. Moreover, its prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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