Tooth loss, dementia and neuropathology in the Nun Study

Stein, Pamela Sparks; Desrosiers, Mark; Donegan, Sara Jean; Yepes, Juan F.; Kryscio, Richard J.
October 2007
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Oct2007, Vol. 138 Issue 10, p1314
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which examines the association between a history of oral disease and the development of dementia. Dental records supplemented data collected from the Nun Study, a longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's disease in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The study found that subjects with the fewest teeth had the highest risk of prevalence and incidence of dementia.


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