J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2000 Jun;4(1):50-57.

Epidemiology of Dementia in Elderly People in Jookjang-Myun, Pohang, Kyungpook Province:1990-1999

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

Cognitive function and its related issues were studied for 10 years in 766 elderly people aged 65 or more as of December, 1990 in Jookjang Myun, Pohang, Kyungpook Province. The major findings on prevalence of dementia, nature of questionable dementia, early cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, the meaning of a screening test for cognitive impairment, reliability of dementia diagnosis, variables affecting cognitive functions, relation of cognitive dysfunction to survival, and natural course of cognitive functions were summarized in this review.

Keyword

Cognition; Dementia; Aged; Community
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