Prevalence of dementia in a semi-urban population in Sri Lanka: report from a regional survey.

BACKGROUND The prevalence of dementia in Sri Lanka, which has a rapidly ageing population, is unknown. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias in a semi-urban elderly Sinhala-speaking population in Ragama, Sri Lanka. METHODS The study was conducted in two phases. Phase I: After informed… CONTINUE READING