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International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 406852, 6 pages
Trends in Prevalence and Mortality of Dementia in Elderly Hong Kong Population: Projections, Disease Burden, and Implications for Long-Term Care
1Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Received 15 February 2012; Accepted 3 September 2012
Academic Editor: Manjari Tripathi
Copyright © 2012 Ruby Yu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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