An ageing population places increasing numbers of subjects at risk for age-associated neurological disorders, including dementia. The Framingham Study showed a prevalence of dementia of 30.5/1,000 for men and 48.2/1,000 for women and increased with advancing age (1). An epidemiological study conducted in Appignano, a small town in central Italy, using a door-to-door- 2-phase design showed a crude prevalence ratio (cases per 100 population over age 59) of 6.2 (2). Aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of dementia in Vescovato, a small town of North Italy, using a door-to-door-2- phase design similar to that of Appignano study (2).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||New Trends in Clinical Neuropharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology