Mild alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia, accounting for 50–70% of cases. alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative disease, which affects daily life activities and social functioning. as life expectancy increases and demographic ageing occurs, the global prevalence of alzheimer’s disease is expected to continue to rise especially in developing countries.
Among the greatest advances in elucidating the determinants of disease over the past two decades has been the identification of social and psychological conditions that seem to influence morbidity and mortality directly through physiological processes and indirectly via behavioral pathways. this chapter examines a set of sociopsychological factors for which substantial evidence exists for.