2019
DOI: 10.1590/1981-22562019022.180122
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Abstract: Objective: to verify if the prevalence of dementia differs between widowed and non-widowed elderly persons and between genders, and to analyse if there is an association with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Method: a retrospective cross-sectional observational study of patients treated at a Behavioral Neurology outpatient clinic from 1999 to 2009 was carried out, employing anamnesis, physical and neurological examination, the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) and the Mini Mental State Examin… Show more

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“…Most of the studies, however, are from the United States, Europe, or Asia. We are aware of only one study of negative life events and dementia in South America, and it focused on a single event, widowhood in Brazil 5 . Given the well‐documented differences in life circumstances and social factors associated with race, 6 Brazil with all of its rich diversity represents an ideal setting to investigate the interplay of life events, psychological factors, and dementia across race.…”
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confidence: 99%