Increasing prevalence of dementia among very old people.

  title={Increasing prevalence of dementia among very old people.},
  author={Johan Mathillas and Hugo L{\"o}vheim and Yngve G. Gustafson},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={40 2},
BACKGROUND it is unknown whether the age-specific prevalence of dementia among the very old changes over time. METHODS this study compares the prevalence of dementia in two population-based cross-sectional samples of very old people in northern Sweden in 2000-02 and in 2005-07. In total, 430 individuals aged 85 and older (mean age 89.5 years, 71.4% women) were evaluated for dementia in the first cross-section and 465 individuals (mean age 90.2 years, 70.9% women) in the second. Trained… CONTINUE READING


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