Perceptions of risk and prevention of dementia in the healthy elderly.

  title={Perceptions of risk and prevention of dementia in the healthy elderly.},
  author={L H Joyce Yeo and Michael Arthur Horan and Maureen J Jones and Neil Pendleton},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  volume={23 6},
OBJECTIVES (1) To determine the attitudes and perceptions of the elderly with regard to dementia. (2) To correlate these beliefs with demographic variables of age, sex, intelligence scores and social class. METHOD A postal questionnaire survey of a sample of 562 subjects of the Manchester University Age and Cognitive Performance longitudinal study group. RESULTS The response rate was 95%. Most responders (69%) did not worry about dementia, although they were more likely to think about it if… CONTINUE READING

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