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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Global prevalence of dementia: a Delphi consensus study (Lancet, 2005)

"Global prevalence of dementia: a Delphi consensus study." Alzheimer's Disease International. Source: Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK. 

100 years after the first description, Alzheimer's disease is one of the most disabling and burdensome health conditions worldwide. We used the Delphi consensus method to determine dementia prevalence for each world region."

..." INTERPRETATION: We believe that the detailed estimates in this paper constitute the best currently available basis for policymaking, planning, and allocation of health and welfare resources."


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