2014
DOI: 10.1590/s1980-57642014dn84000004
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Abstract: With the gradual increase in the life expectancy of the population due to scientific progress and public health at the service of society, the prevalence of dementia has been increasing at different rates worldwide. Currently, the prevalence rates range between 5% and 7% (6.4% in the U.S. and up to 8.5 % in Latin America) in subjects older than 60 years. The lowest prevalence rate (2.1%) has been reported from sub-Saharan Africa, probably due to selective mortality under 60 years of age. By contrast, a very hi… Show more

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“…The term dementia refers to progressive degenerative brain syndromes, with alteration in memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, language, and decision-making (Vargas, Gallardo, Manrrique, Murcia-Paredes, & Riaño, 2014). Additional behavioral problems that often affect people who have dementia include depression, anxiety, agitation, delusions, wandering, and restlessness.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The term dementia refers to progressive degenerative brain syndromes, with alteration in memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, language, and decision-making (Vargas, Gallardo, Manrrique, Murcia-Paredes, & Riaño, 2014). Additional behavioral problems that often affect people who have dementia include depression, anxiety, agitation, delusions, wandering, and restlessness.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%