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Prevalence of dementia in a semi-urban population in Sri Lanka: report from a regional survey.

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BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dementia in Sri Lanka, which has a rapidly ageing population, is unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias in a semi-urban elderly Sinhala-speaking population in Ragama, Sri Lanka. METHODS: The study was conducted in two phases. Phase I: After informed consent 703 subjects aged > or =65 years from the study area (population 15 828) were screened for cognitive impairment using the Sinhalese ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1002/gps.909
Journal:
International journal of geriatric psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
8
Pages:
711-715
Publication date:
2003-08-01
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EISSN:
1099-1166
ISSN:
0885-6230
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:195538
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uuid:fd3a2696-a9ea-407c-b839-9bbc28b763f6
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pubs:195538
Source identifiers:
195538
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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