Department of Psychology,
University of Copenhagen
Danish Dementia Research Centre, Rigshospitalet



Ph.d.-defense  May 16th, 2012



T. Rune Nielsen: Evaluation of dementia in
patients from ethnic minorities

Supervisors: Anders Gade, Gunhild Waldemar, & Asmus Vogel    

Ph.d.-thesis in pdf               

Based on three published and two submitted papers:


Nielsen, T. R., Vogel, A., Riepe, M. W., de Mendonca, A., Rodriguez, G., Nobili, F., Gade, A., & Waldemar, G. (2011). Assessment of dementia in ethnic minority patients in Europe: a European Alzheimer's Disease Consortium survey. International Psychogeriatrics, 23, 86-95.

Nielsen, T. R., Andersen, B. B., Kastrup, M., Phung, T. K., & Waldemar, G. (2011). Quality of dementia diagnostic evaluation for ethnic minority patients: a nationwide study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 31, 388-396.

          Nielsen, T. R., Vogel, A., Phung, T. K., Gade, A. & Waldemar, G. (2011). Over- and underdiagnosis of dementia in ethnic minorities: a nationswide register-based study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26, 1128-1135


Evaluation committee:

Thomas W. Teasdale  (Copenhagen),
Ove Almkvist  (Stockholm), &
Martin Prince  (London)























Thesis-dinner at Kap Horn, Nyhavn


Rune & Tina





Martin Prince












Rune Nielsen        











Ove Almkvist