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Prevalence and determinants of undetected dementia in the community: a systematic literature review and a meta-analysis

Lang, Linda; Clifford, Angela; Wei, Li; Zhang, Dongmei; Leung, Daryl; Augustine, Glenda; Danat, Isaac M; Zhou, Weiju; Copeland, John R; Anstey, Kaarin; Chen, Ruoling


OBJECTIVES Detection of dementia is essential for improving the lives of patients but the extent of underdetection worldwide and its causes are not known. This study aimed to quantify the prevalence of undetected dementia and to examine its correlates. METHODS/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS A systematic search was conducted until October 2016 for studies reporting the proportion of undetected dementia and/or its determinants in either the community or in residential care settings worldwide....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011146


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