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Early detection of mild cognitive impairment and alzheimer's disease: an example using the CANTAB PAL

Creator:

The Government Office for Science

Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Mental Capital and Wellbeing: Making the most of ourselves in the 21st century Among age-related cognitive disorders, dementia is at the forefront in terms of personal, social and economic costs. For example, the Alzheimer’s Society (2007) estimated that dementia currently affects more than 700,000 people in the United Kingdom. Age is a key risk factor and so, as populations age worldwide, these prevalence rates can be expected to increase. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common of the dementias. From a clinical perspective, mild AD patients usually present with a diffi culty in new learning and memory. Unfortunately, substantial neuropathological change may have occurred before a diagnosis is made, particularly as DSM IV diagnostic criteria require that the clinical symptoms are sufficiently severe to cause impairment in occupational or social functioning. 

Date:

23/10/2008

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

The Government Office for Science. (2008) Early detection of mild cognitive impairment and alzheimer's disease: an example using the CANTAB PAL [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/6333 [Accessed: 16th September 2019].

  

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