Descriptive and analytic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease

  • L. Amaducci
  • A. Lippi
Part of the New Vistas in Drug Research book series (DRUG RESEARCH, volume 1)


The world population aged 60 years and over was about 415 million in 1985 and is expected to reach 1.1 billion by the year 2025. Therefore, the number of subjects at risk for age-associated disorder of the CNS, including dementia, is rapidly increasing.

In this article, the problems encountered in descriptive and analytic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease in various countries are highlighted in an attempt to better define the selection of subjects for assessing the potential efficacy of new therapies.


Vascular Dementia Prevalence Ratio Severe Dementia Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Presenile Dementia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Amaducci
    • 1
  • A. Lippi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and PsychiatryUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.S.M.I.D. (Italian Multicentre Study on Dementia) CenterFlorenceItaly

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