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Risk factors of transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive disorder: The PATH trough Life study.

Cherbuin, Nicolas; Meslin, Chantal; Kumar, Rajeev; Jacomb, Trish; Easteal, Simon; Christensen, Helen; Sachdev, Perminder Singh; Anstey, Kaarin


Aims: The aim of this study was to identify physical and mental health and lifestyle predictors of transition from normal cognition to mild cognitive disorder (MCD). Methods: A total of 2,082 individuals, aged 60-64 years, were assessed at 2 time-points 4 years apart for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other MCDs. Results: The main predictors of conversion to MCI and to other mild cognitive disorders were past alcohol intake, current anxiety and depression medication, increased systolic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
DOI: 10.1159/000229025


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