Journal article

CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARISONS OF THE OCCURRENCE OF ALZHEIMERS AND VASCULAR DEMENTIAS

AF JORM

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 1991

Abstract

The relative occurrence of Alzheimer's and vascular dementias is examined in various countries using data of four types: incidence, prevalence, clinic and neuropathological studies. There is clear evidence that Alzheimer's dementia is more common than vascular dementia in Great Britain and North America and, to a lesser extent, in Scandinavia. The evidence from other countries with predominantly Caucasian populations is more limited, but also supports a predominance of Alzheimer's dementia. By contrast, the evidence from Japan generally shows that vascular dementia is more common. The more limited evidence available from China also supports a preponderance of vascular dementia. There is a ne..

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