Swedish Experiences of THA Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Henrik Nybäck
  • Arne Ahlin
  • Lars Gustafson
  • Lennart Minthon
Part of the Advances in Alzheimer Disease Therapy book series (AADT)

Abstract

As in other western countries the mean age of the population in Sweden is increasing steadily and the number of individuals over 65 is growing rapidly. The mean surviving age of Swedes has become among the highest in the world, now 75 for men and 80 for women. This means that psychiatric problems of old age, such as the dementia disorders, has become a common concern for the health care system as well as for the whole community. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent dementing illness in the western world, responsible for at least 50% of all severe dementing conditions.

Keywords

Placebo Dementia Neurol Acetylcholine Monoamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Nybäck
    • 1
  • Arne Ahlin
    • 1
  • Lars Gustafson
    • 2
  • Lennart Minthon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and PsychologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of PsychogeriatricsS:t Lars HospitalLundSweden

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