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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Schwalen, S; Förstl, H 
Title:
[Alzheimer's disease: knowledge and attitudes in a representative survey] 
Abstract:
Dementia is a prevalent syndrome in ageing societies and therefore of significant medical and social importance for the general population. We have studied knowledge and attitudes towards Alzheimer's dementia (AD) of 1245 epidemiologically representative individuals between 14 and 99 years. Only 13% mentioned memory disturbances, e.g. forgetfulness, as hallmarks of AD; 54% knew that age was a major risk factor; 47% felt that "brain-jogging" was therapeutically useful. In case of developing AD,...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Neuropsychiatr 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
22 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
35-7 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0948-6259 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie