Registration of Alzheimer's disease in Taiwan

Patient and informant

Wen Fu Wang, Pai Yi Chiu, Yu Te Lin, Chaur Jong Hu, Jong Ling Fuh, Yuan Han Yang

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Abstract

Background: To obtain updated data of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their informants in Taiwan with the aim offostering and supporting collaborative research. Methods: In total, 691 patients with the diagnosis of AD were recruited at 6 sites in Taiwan. The Uniform Data Set (UDS; form A) was administrated. Results: The mean age of the patients with AD was 79.3 ± 7.7 years and the mean age of informants was 57.5 ± 13.7 years. In all, 69% of the informants lived with patients and 77% of patients lived with spouse, partner, or children; 11% had 1 sibling with dementia, 1.8% had 2 siblings with dementia, and 0.5% had 3 or more siblings with dementia. Conclusion: We have reported the updated status of AD in Taiwan through a UDS that will foster future collaboration among countries using UDS. The updated information of patients with AD and their informants will direct the future care of AD in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-22
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • informant
  • living situation
  • registration
  • Taiwan
  • Uniform Data Set

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology

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Registration of Alzheimer's disease in Taiwan : Patient and informant. / Wang, Wen Fu; Chiu, Pai Yi; Lin, Yu Te; Hu, Chaur Jong; Fuh, Jong Ling; Yang, Yuan Han.

In: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, Vol. 29, No. 1, 02.2014, p. 18-22.

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Wang, Wen Fu ; Chiu, Pai Yi ; Lin, Yu Te ; Hu, Chaur Jong ; Fuh, Jong Ling ; Yang, Yuan Han. / Registration of Alzheimer's disease in Taiwan : Patient and informant. In: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias. 2014 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 18-22.
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