Prevalence and incidence of senile and multi-infarct dementia in the Lundby Study: a comparison between the time periods 1947-1957 and 1957-1972

Neuropsychobiology. 1986;15(3-4):122-9. doi: 10.1159/000118254.


In a recent Lundby paper, based on the original 1947 Lundby cohort [Hagnell et al., 1983], we reported a diminishing trend in the incidence of both senile and multi-infarct dementia from the first period of study 1947-1957 to the second, 1957-1972. In the present study we use the total Lundby population, including those who entered the Lundby project in 1957, as a basis for our calculations. The findings indicate no statistically significant changes in the prevalence and incidence of senile and multi-infarct dementia during the observation period 1947-1972.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Dementia / epidemiology*
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors