By Dr. R. J. Wurtman (auth.), Prof. Dr. Konrad Maurer, Prof. Dr. Peter Riederer, Prof. Dr. Helmut Beckmann (eds.)
The ebook Alzheimer's sickness - Epidemiology, Neuropathology,Neurochemistry, and Clinics is derived from a world Symposium at the celebration of the a hundred and twenty fifth Anniversary of the start of Alois Alzheimer (14.6.1864-19.12.1915). over the last decade, because the aged became the fastest-growing section of the inhabitants in industrialized international locations, Alzheimer's disorder has emerged as one of many significant psychological illnesses. The individuals to this booklet signify the world over well-known specialists within the box of dementia and current new information regarding epidemiology, neuropathology, neurochemistry, and clinics in Alzheimer's disorder. This publication is a wealthy and beneficial up to date source for psychiatrists, neurologists, scientists operating within the fields of neuropathology, neurochemistry and molecular genetics, behavioral scientists, kinfolk physicians and all who percentage an curiosity in realizing and treating the older person with Alzheimer's disease/dementia.
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Chronic alcoholism, which may cause encephalopathia Wernicke or atrophy of the brain clearly distinguishable from Alzheimer's disease, does not seem to be an important risk factor, either. In the field of etiology of Alzheimer's disease immune and virus theories have also been discussed. Case control studies, however, did not confirm the association with a family history of lymphoma, lymphosarcoma, with Hodgkin's disease or other immune system disorders found in a comparative study by Heston et al.
As summarized by Mas et al. 01 per 1000 in the age group 40-60 years. It raises to 1 per 1000 in the age group 65-74 years and reaches 10 per 1000 in subjects aged 75 years and over. 58 per 1000 in the ages over 80. The rates were consistently higher in females in all age groups. Molsa et al. 44 per 1000 in the age-group 85 and over. The incidence rates were higher in females, except for the 45-54 age group. 3 in those aged 75-79, and higher rates in men. Treves et al. 87 per 1000 in subjects aged 60 years and over.
3. , 1982). The findings of retrospective case control studies on this question are inconsistent. , 1985), whereas Amaducci et al. (1986), Chandra et al. (1987), Bharrucha et al. (1983) and Sulkava et al. (1985) found no or only a slight, insignificant connection. 34 H. , 1965), which, however, differ from the Alzheimer tangles observed in humans. Norwegian studies report of an increased death rate due to Alzheimer's disease in regions with a higher concentration of aluminium in the drinking water (Flaten, 1988; Edwardson, 1988).