Worldwide Prevalence and Incidence of Dementia

  title={Worldwide Prevalence and Incidence of Dementia},
  author={L. Fratiglioni and D. Ronchi and H. Ag{\"u}ero-Torres},
  journal={Drugs & Aging},
  • L. Fratiglioni, D. Ronchi, H. Agüero-Torres
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Drugs & Aging
  • Dementia is a common and disabling disorder in the elderly. [...] Key Method Results from 36 prevalence and 15 incidence studies have been examined. Prevalence is equal to 0.3 to 1.0 per 100 people in individuals aged 60 to 64 years, and increases to 42.3 to 68.3 per 100 people in individuals 95 years and older. The incidence varies from 0.8 to 4.0 per 1000 person years in people aged 60 to 64 years, and increases to 49.8 to 135.7 per 1000 person years when the population was older than 95 years. The…Expand Abstract
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