Majority of Brunei Alzheimer’s, dementia sufferers undiagnosed

It is estimated that there are 1,200 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and 2,000 suffering dementia in Brunei Darussalam. A majority of them are unidentified. According to findings by Geriatric and Palliative Unit of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital in 2015, 36.8 per cent of geriatric patients have dementia and additional 20 per cent may have cognitive impairment needing further assessment before giving diagnosis. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.