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The mini‐mental state examination: Normative study of an Italian random sample
We provide a set of normative data on the Mini‐Mental State Examination (MMSE) from a random sample of 906 normal, healthy subjects of both sexes, 20 to 79 years of age. Subjects were selected in six
Vascular risk factors, incidence of MCI, and rates of progression to dementia
In this population, among those who progressed to dementia, 60% progressed to AD and 33% to VaD and there was a nonsignificant trend for stroke as a risk factor of progression of MCI to dementia.
Anthropometric measurements in the elderly: age and gender differences
In the elderly the oldest subjects showed a thinner body frame than the youngest of both genders, and there was a more marked fat redistribution in women, suggesting that visceral redistribution in old age predominantly affects females.
Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism in a longitudinal study
Investigation in eight Italian municipalities found PD was the most common type of parkinsonism, and men had a risk of developing PD twice that of women; men had higher rates in every age group.
Cognitive Impairment Without Dementia in Older People: Prevalence, Vascular Risk Factors, Impact on Disability. The Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging
OBJECTIVES: To investigate prevalence of “cognitive impairment, no dementia” (CIND) in the Italian older population, evaluating the association with cardiovascular disease and the impact on
An adequate threshold for body mass index to detect underweight condition in elderly persons: the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging (ILSA).
A BMI value of 20 kg/m2 seems to be a reliable threshold for defining underweight elderly persons at high risk, Nevertheless, more careful clinical and nutritional management should also be applied to elderly persons with higher BMI values.
The Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging (ILSA): Design and methods
The Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging (ILSA) is a population-based, longitudinal study of the health status of Italians aged 65–84 years, designed to assess age-associated physical and mental functional changes.
LEIPAD, an internationally applicable instrument to assess quality of life in the elderly.
The main psychometric characteristics of the instrument, together with its concurrent validity with the Rotterdam Questionnaire, are illustrated.
Estrogen-replacement therapy and Alzheimer's disease in the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging
Data from a population-based study support the hypothesis that estrogen-replacement therapy is associated with a reduced prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in postmenopausal women.