Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia In Venezuela

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Comparatively, Venezuela does not have methods to treat and care for its Alzheimer and Dementia community which continue to increase as the elderly population’s life expectancy increases. A major issue inhibiting proper treatment is ignorance. These healthcare professionals and institutions are not educated on how to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The unavailability of resources both monetarily and medicinally leaves this country unprepared to face the growing population. A longitudinal study conducted from 1998-2001 in Maracaibo Venezuela revealed the hidden prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). “In a total of 2,254 subjects, a total of 73 incident cases of dementia were identified; 41 of them
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