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Title: Impact of Alzheimer's Disease in Nine Asian Countries
Authors: Yuan Han Yang
Kenichi Meguro
Sang Yun Kim
Yong Soo Shim
Xin Yu
Christopher Li Hsian Chen
Huali Wang
Linda Lam
Vorapun Senanarong
Jacqueline Dominguez
Pei Yuan Lu
Yu Te Lin
Chaur Jong Hu
Pai Yi Chiu
Jong Ling Fuh
Wen Fu Wang
Bao Cheng Yu
Tao Li
Ming Wei Wang
Rocksy Fransisca V. Situmeang
Jae Won Jang
Jing Zhang
Wai Chi Chan
Yu Ying Zhou
Hui Ling Lou
Li Zhang
Min Ye
Xu Chen
Kaohsiung Medical University
Tohoku University School of Medicine
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Seoul National University
The Catholic University of Korea
Peking University
National University Health System
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mahidol University
St. Luke's Medical Center Quezon City
Hebei General Hospital
Veterans General Hospital-Kaohsiung Taiwan
Taipei Medical University
Lin Shin Hospital
Veterans General Hospital-Taipei
National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
Changhua Christian Hospital Taiwan
Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Bethune International Peace Hospital of the PLA
Hebei Medical University
Universitas Pelita Harapan
Kangwon National University
Beijing Shijitan General Hospital
The University of Hong Kong
Tianjin Huanhu Hospital
Guangzhou First Municipal People's Hospital
Nanjing Brain Hospital
Nanjing BenQ Hospital
Shanghai Eighth People's Hospital
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2016
Citation: Gerontology. Vol.62, No.4 (2016), 425-433
Abstract: © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel. Background: Asia will soon have the majority of demented patients in the world. Objective: To assess dementia using a uniform data system to update the current status of dementia in Asia. Methods: A uniformed data set was administered in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia to gather data with regard to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its related issues for these countries. Results: In total, 2,370 AD patients and their caregivers were recruited from 2011 to 2014. The demographic characteristics of these patients and the relationships between patients and caregivers were different among individuals in these countries (p < 0.001). Of note, the family history for having dementia was 8.2% for females in contrast to 3.2% for males. Conclusion: Our study highlighted the differences in dementia assessment and care in developing versus developed countries. Greater effort with regard to studying dementia, especially in developing countries, is necessary.
ISSN: 14230003
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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