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Dementia – Etiology and Epidemiology

Rapporttyp: Gul
Rapportnr: 172E/1
Publicerad: 2008
ISBN: 978-91-85413-23-2
Språkinformation: A Systematic Review
Kontaktperson SBU: Anders Norlund  E-post: norlund@sbu.se

Purpose
The purpose of this SBU project was to use systematic database searches and a review of the scientific literature as a starting point to assess the current state of knowledge about dementia disorders from various perspectives. Those perspectives included occurrence, risk factors for development, diagnostics, care, ethical considerations, ethnicity and drug therapies, as well as the health economic aspects.

Objective of the report
The objective of the report is to:
• Analyse current knowledge and values about caregiving in order to help caregivers of dementia patients.
• Support nurses and caregivers in diagnosing and treating people with dementia disorders.
• Describe the key role of family members in caring for people with dementia.
 • Provide public officials and other decision makers with a scientific basis for formulating dementia care policy.

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