Combining the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale and the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly to Improve Detection of Dementia in an Arabic-Speaking Population
T Rune Nielsen, Kieu Thi Phung Thien, Monique Chaaya, Andrew Mackinnon, Gunhild Waldemar
Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders | KARGER | Published : 2016
Awarded by Fogarty International Center, American National Institute of Health and National Institute of Aging under program 'Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across Lifespan (BRAIN)'
The data analyses and drafting of the paper were conducted as part of the Migrationsskole project under the EU-funded program Interreg IV A. The Danish Dementia Research Centre is supported by the Health Insurance Foundation and the Danish Ministry of Health and Prevention.The fieldwork was funded by the Fogarty International Center, American National Institute of Health and National Institute of Aging [grant No. 1R21AG039333-01 under the program 'Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across Lifespan (BRAIN)']. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the funding agencies. The recruitment was a community effort with contribution from institutions, organizations and individuals. Above all, the research group would like to express its deep gratitude to the participants in the study. We would also like to thank the Ministry of Social Affairs' Social Center in Bourj Hammoud; the NGO Restaurant du Coeur, the ladies from the Board of the Child and Mother Welfare Society and the Ayadina Social Center for the Elderly; Ain W. Zein, Hospital Geriatric Clinic; the Neurology Clinic at the American University of Beirut Medical Center; the geriatric clinics of Al Saydeh Hospital in Antelias, the Child and Mother Welfare Society and Baytouna Nursing Home; the primary care clinics of Maronite Nursing Home, Al Saydeh Church in Hamra and Al Salib Church in Naaba; the social workers Glady Farrah and Mona Saliby; Mrs. Dora Chaaya; Dean lman Nuwayhid and Prof. Jihad Makhoul from the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, and Mrs. Helen Samaha, President of the Lebanese Order of Nursing. We thank Dr. Hussam Ghusn, Dr. Raja Sawaya and Dr. Nazem Bassil for their assistance with recruitment, and Mrs. Rose Mary Khoury, Dr. Ibrahim Zeinaty, Dr. Sandrine Salman, Dr. Salem Hammoud and Dr. Wael Radwan for their work as interviewers in the study. We thank the Alzheimer Association Lebanon for providing the educational materials about dementia for the patients and their caregivers in this study.