Background: To obtain updated data of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their informants in Taiwan with the aim offostering and supporting collaborative research. Methods: In total, 691 patients with the diagnosis of AD were recruited at 6 sites in Taiwan. The Uniform Data Set (UDS; form A) was administrated. Results: The mean age of the patients with AD was 79.3 ± 7.7 years and the mean age of informants was 57.5 ± 13.7 years. In all, 69% of the informants lived with patients and 77% of patients lived with spouse, partner, or children; 11% had 1 sibling with dementia, 1.8% had 2 siblings with dementia, and 0.5% had 3 or more siblings with dementia. Conclusion: We have reported the updated status of AD in Taiwan through a UDS that will foster future collaboration among countries using UDS. The updated information of patients with AD and their informants will direct the future care of AD in Taiwan.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2014|
- Alzheimer's disease
- Uniform Data Set
- living situation
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