A Survey of risk for developing dementia in community dwelling elderly in Chiang Mai and Lampoon

Journal of Associated Medical Sciences. 2017;50(3):328-328

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Associated Medical Sciences

ISSN: 2539-6056 (Online)

Publisher: Chaing Mai University

Society/Institution: Associated Medical Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: Thailand

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Peeraya Munkhetvit (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)

Phuanjai Rattakorn (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)

Daranee Sasat (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)

Supaluck Phadsri (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)

Therapat Punyanon (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)

Hataichanok Apikomonkon Apikomonkon (Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Background: With increasing number of elderly people in Thailand, the number of elderly at risk of dementia is in­creased accordingly. Prevalence of dementia for those living in community is needed information for health promotion and prevention of dementia. Objectives: To investigate prevalence of dementia in elderly community dwellers living in Chiang Mai and Lampoon. Materisls and methods: Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Thai version was used as a tool. Five communities including Maekha, San Kamphaeng, Sanklang, Nong Kaeo, Nong Khwai and Ma Kok were explored. One hundred and seventy six elderly persons participated in the study. Results: It was shown that 95.4% of participants were at risk for dementia. The prevalence reported from Maekha, Sanklang and Nong Kaeo were 97.7&, 96.7&% and 91.9%, respectively where Nong Khwai and Ma Kok were similar of 95.2%. Conclusion: All in all, there is a high prevalence of dementia in these community