Prevalence of dementia in Al-Quseir city, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

@inproceedings{Tallawy2014PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of dementia in Al-Quseir city, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt},
  author={Hamdy N A El Tallawy and Wafaa M A Farghly and Reda Badry and Tarek A. Rageh and Ghaydaa A. Shehata and M NAbdelHakeem and Mohamed Abd El Hamed and Mohamed A M Sayd and Yasser Hamed and Mahmoud Raafat Kandil},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2014}
}
Dementia is one of the most important public health problems as a result of the rapid increase in the number of elderly persons worldwide. Improvement of prevention strategies and caring for people with dementia should be undertaken. We performed a door-to-door study to screen all subjects aged 50 years and older (n=4,329 of 33,285 inhabitants) in Al-Quseir city. The screening was performed by 3 neuropsychiatrists, using a modified form of the Mini-Mental State Examination. Suspected cases were… CONTINUE READING
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