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Dementia, Islamic indication and scientific evidence

Akter, Seikh Farid Uddin and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Md Aris, Mohd Aznan and Rathor, Mohammad Yousuf and Abdur Rashid, Mohammad (2011) Dementia, Islamic indication and scientific evidence. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 1 (5). pp. 214-217. ISSN 2221-0997

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Abstract

Background: The increasing prevalence of dementia has dramatic effects on lives of millions of people across the regions and on public health costs. This is a commonly elderly health health problem as indicated in the Holy Qur’an. Although there is no cure yet but much can be done to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. Methods: An extensive review of the literature, including the Holy Qur’an, in several pertinent areas of inquiry that may deleniate the prevalence, potential risk factors related to dementia was under taken. Results: The overall prevalence of dementia for males and females doubled for every five years increase in age after the age of 65. It is largely a disease of older people. Results highlight a number risk factors associated with dementia. Inter alia, these include physical activities, education, occupation, stress, cholesterol and APOE gene. A number risk factors associated with dementia are modifiable. Conclusion: The prevalence of dementia rises as the people ages. The modifiable risk factors may have potential as strategies useful in preventing or delaying dementia among elderly subjects.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5187/11478
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic indication, dementia, risk factors, elderly people
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seikh Farid Uddin Akter
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 09:51
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 10:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11478

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