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dc.titleThe ageing of elderly people.
dc.contributor.authorKua, E.H.
dc.contributor.authorKo, S.M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:42:55Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:42:55Z
dc.date.issued1994-08
dc.identifier.citationKua, E.H., Ko, S.M. (1994-08). The ageing of elderly people.. Singapore Medical Journal 35 (4) : 386-389. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00375675
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134050
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of activities of daily living, social resources and incidence of dementia in a cohort of elderly Chinese. DESIGN: This was a longitudinal study which measured changes in a five-year interval. SETTING: The study was conducted in the Henderson district of Singapore at the subjects' homes and at a day centre. SUBJECTS: A random sample of elderly Chinese was selected in 1985 from the electoral roll of the Henderson constituency and reassessed after 5 years. OUTCOME MEASURES: A semi-structured questionnaire adapted from the Older American Resources and Services, and the computerised mental state programme, GMS-AGECAT. RESULTS: There was no apparent change in social resources after 5 years and the majority of the elderly (80.3%) were still living with their families. On activities of daily living, there was a significant decline especially after the age of 75. The incidence of dementia was 2.01%--the rate of Alzheimer's disease was 0.67% and multi-infarct dementia 1.34%. CONCLUSION: The change in performance of activities of daily living after the age of 75 and the low incidence of dementia were similar to studies in Europe and the United States.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleSingapore Medical Journal
dc.description.volume35
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page386-389
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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