Risk factors for dementia.

  title={Risk factors for dementia.},
  author={J D Chen and Kun-Pei Lin and Yen-Ching Chen},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  volume={108 10},
Dementia is a complex human disease. The incidence of dementia among the elderly population is rising rapidly worldwide. In the United States, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading type of dementia and was the fifth and eighth leading cause of death in women and men aged > or = 65 years, respectively, in 2003. In Taiwan and many other counties, dementia is a hidden health issue because of its underestimation in the elderly population. In Western countries, the prevalence of AD increases from… CONTINUE READING
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