Incidence of dementia in the elderly: review of age and sex effects.

  title={Incidence of dementia in the elderly: review of age and sex effects.},
  author={Hildegard Schr{\"o}ppel and Andrea Baumann and Manfred Maximilian Fichter and Ingeborg Meller},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  volume={11 2},
A review of epidemiological studies about incidence of dementia among the aged is presented. Empirical studies on incidence of dementia have shown considerably differing estimations. Nevertheless, in all studies, an age-related increase in incidence becomes clearly apparent. Epidemiological field-studies could not yield consistent findings concerning the association of incidence and gender. However, most studies found an increased incidence for men until the age of 70-80 years. In older age… CONTINUE READING

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