Characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease among Patients in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing

Yuan Han Yang, Huali Wang, Linda Lam, Wai Chi Chan, Xin Yu, Tao Li, Wen Fu Wang, Pai Yi Chiu, Yu Te Lin, Chaur Jong Hu, Jong Ling Fuh, John C. Morris

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Abstract

In order to obtain data from patients with Alzheimer's disease dementia and their informants in a uniform manner and to foster further research among the Chinese and other races, we have conducted an international study to recruit patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing. The Uniform Data Set was translated into Chinese and administrated to AD patients and their informants. A total of 1,107 AD dementia patients were recruited, including 691 from Taiwan, 244 from Beijing, and 172 from Hong Kong. There were differences in the AD patients: gender (p = 0.099), education (p <0.001), age (p <0.001), and handedness (p = 0.007). For informants, age (p = 0.679), gender (p = 0.117), education (p <0.001), and living together or not (p <0.001) differed in the three samples. Although three areas across the Taiwan Strait are ethnic Chinese, the clinical picture for patients and informants are very different. Further study is needed to clarify the significance of clinical characteristics in Chinese societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-200
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • informant
  • Taiwan
  • uniform data set

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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