Prevalence of cognitive impairment in Brazilian indigenous community from Amazonas

Anna Paula de Carvalho, Sonia Maria Dozzi Brucki, Ricardo Nitrini, Camila Carlos Bezerra, Fernanda Carini da Silva & Juliana Nery de Souza-Talarico
ABSTRACT. Studies on the prevalence of dementia in the indigenous population are still scarce worldwide. In the few available studies, prevalence evidence varies from low to very high, with early onset of the disease and high mortality rate after the initial diagnosis. Still, little is known about the rate of dementia in indigenous populations from low- and middle-income countries, where the dementia prevalence in the general population is estimated to increase significantly in the next...
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