2008 - Age, sex, and functional impairment predicted risk for mortality in incident dementia at 14 years

Molloy, David W.
July 2008
ACP Journal Club;7/15/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that was conducted by J. Xie and colleagues on the association between various prognostic factors and risk for mortality in patients with incident dementia. The study was conducted on 438 patients with age over 65 years. Multivariate analysis showed that functional impairment and older age were associated with higher risk for mortality and men had higher risk for mortality than women and score on the Mini-Mental State Examination did not predict mortality.


Related Articles

  • Determination of Vascular Dementia Brain in Distinct Frequency Bands with Whole Brain Functional Connectivity Patterns. Delong Zhang; Bo Liu; Jun Chen; Xiaoling Peng; Xian Liu; Yuanyuan Fan; Ming Liu; Ruiwang Huang // PLoS ONE;Jan2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Special section p1 

    Recent studies have shown that multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) can be useful for distinguishing brain disorders into categories. Such analyses can substantially enrich and facilitate clinical diagnoses. Using MPVA methods, whole brain functional networks, especially those derived using...

  • Experts cautiously optimistic on dementia prospects.  // Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal;Jul2010, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p3 

    The article discusses a study which was conducted by researchers from the London School of Economics and found that most dementia scientists believe that the progression of dementia can be slowed through developments in research.

  • UCLA scientists uncover potential target for treating common form of early-onset dementia.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;9/30/2011, Vol. 21, p803 

    The article presents the research of the University of California Los Angeles on the vital role of vital signaling pathways in the treatment of frontotemporal dementia in Los Angeles, California.

  • Can Clinical Data Predict Progression to Dementia in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment? Fellows, Lesley; Bergman, Howard; Wolfson, Christina; Chertkow, Howard // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences;Jul2008, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p314 

    Background: To determine whether clinical data obtained by history and physical examination can predict eventual progression to dementia in a cohort of elderly people with mild cognitive impairment. Methods: A prospective, longitudinal study of a cohort of elderly subjects with amnestic Mild...

  • Effects of bright light and melatonin on dementia.  // Wellness Options;2008, Issue 39, p9 

    The article reports on a study which was conducted to determine whether the disturbances exhibited by elderly demented patients could be alleviated by treatment with bright light and melatonin. This double-blind, random, placebocontrolled study involved 189 residents in the Netherlands and each...

  • Demenz und Autofahren. Brunnauer, A.; Buschert, V.; Laux, G. // Der Nervenarzt;Jul2014, Vol. 85 Issue 7, p811 

    For most people driving is essential for mobility to maintain independence and to take part in activities of daily living. Ageing per se does not impair driving but in cases of medical conditions, such as cognitive impairment and dementia, driving safety can be impaired. Thus clinicians are...

  • Pathology of dementia.  // Caribbean Health;Jun2001, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p30 

    The article presents the study that describes the significant relationship between the pathological changes in the brain at autopsy and the degree of dementia in life. It is stated that the correlation between neuropathological findings and the presence of dementia is complex. Furthermore, it...

  • Process evaluation of the implementation of dementia-specific case conferences in nursing homes (FallDem): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Holle, Daniela; Roes, Martina; Buscher, Ines; Reuther, Sven; Müller, René; Halek, Margareta // Trials;2014, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p134 

    Background Challenging behaviors exhibited by individuals with dementia might result from an unmet need that they cannot communicate directly due to cognitive restrictions. A dementia-specific case conference represents a promising means of analyzing and exploring these unmet needs. The ongoing...

  • Dementia in the acute hospital: prospective cohort study of prevalence and mortality. Sampson, Elizabeth L.; Blanchard, Martin R.; Jones, Louise; Tookman, Adrian; King, Michael // British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul2009, Vol. 195 Issue 1, p61 

    Background: Increasing numbers of people will die with dementia, many in the acute hospital. It is often not perceived to be a life-limiting illness.Aims: To investigate the prevalence of dementia in older people undergoing emergency medical admission and its effect on...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics