Tag Archives: Incidence Studies

World Alzheimer’s Day (BBC News / ARUK / OHE / NHS Choices)

Summary To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, life-expectancy and dementia incidence statistics, commissioned from the Office of Health Economics, have been used to arrive at the projection that perhaps one in three people born in the UK this year could develop … Continue reading

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Incidence of Dementia May Be Decreasing Slightly – Relative to Previously Expected Rates (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary The prevalence of dementia in western Europe may be increasing less rapidly than previously predicted. The reason(s) why rates of dementia may be levelling-off, or even falling, is not certain; but improvements in general wellbeing and ongoing work towards … Continue reading

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Swedish Study Suggests the Prevalence of Dementia May Be Decreasing (Neurology)

Summary A study – based on two cross-sectional surveys of people aged 75 years or over in Stockholm – explored whether the prevalence, survival, and incidence of dementia changed from 1987-1994 to 2001-2008 (in Stockholm, Sweden). The age- and sex-standardized … Continue reading

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Education and Dementia: the Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis

Summary Cognitive reserve (CR) or brain reserve capacity is a hypothesis about why people with a  higher IQ, education or level of occupational attainment appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or vascular dementia (VaD). … Continue reading

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