Functional performance of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in southern Taiwan.

@article{Shiau2006FunctionalPO,
  title={Functional performance of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia in southern Taiwan.},
  author={Mei-Yuh Shiau and Lifa Yu and H Yuan and J H Lin and Ching-Kuan Liu},
  journal={The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={437-46}
}
This study investigated the functional performance of two major subtypes of dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD), by the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and to understand the need for assistance in performing activities of daily living. The subjects comprised 64 AD and 21 VaD patients who were recruited from two epidemiologic studies of dementia with a total of 3,931 community residents aged 65 years and above in southern Taiwan. The results showed that the… CONTINUE READING

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