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Title: Alzheimer's disease : insights for risk evaluation and prevention in the Chinese population and the need for a comprehensive programme in Hong Kong/China
Authors: Yee, A
Tsui, NBY 
Chang, YN
Fok, M 
Lau, LT 
Chung, T 
Cheng, G
Kwan, RYC 
Leung, AYM 
Lau, JYN 
Dai, DLK
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and Hong Kong Medical Association
Source: Hong Kong medical journal (香港醫學雜誌), Oct. 2018, v. 24, no. 5, p. 492-500 How to cite?
Journal: Hong Kong medical journal (香港醫學雜誌)ulr with online record (no issn) 
Abstract: With the ageing of the global population, China is projected to be impacted significantly by the rising number of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). A cure for AD is not yet available, so society should be prepared for an increasing AD-related burden. In this review, we examine this impending problem and provide overviews on (a) the magnitude of the problem of AD in Hong Kong/China in the near future; (b) the genetic and lifestyle risk factors that contribute to AD; (c) current diagnostic approaches and the potential of newly discovered genetic biomarkers for early detection; (d) medications, non-pharmacological interventions, and possible preventive measures; and (e) the need for social and psychological care from the community. In Hong Kong, primary care and AD-related support for at-risk individuals, patients, and caregivers are inadequate. A joint effort from the medical community, government, universities, non-governmental organisations/charities, and industry should initiate the development of a long-term programme for AD. Finally, we outline recommendations for the relevant parties to consider.
ISSN: 1024-2708
DOI: 10.12809/hkmj187244
Rights: © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (
The following publication Yee, A., Tsui, N.B.Y., Chang, Y.N., Au, C.S.M., Fok, M., Lau, L.T., ... & Dai, D.L.K. (2018). Alzheimer's disease : insights for risk evaluation and prevention in the Chinese population and the need for a comprehensive programme in Hong Kong/China. Hong Kong medical journal (香港醫學雜誌), 24 (5), 492-500 is available at
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