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OBJECTIVE This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of cognitive and functional impairment (CFI) in a community sample in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, evaluating its distribution in relation to various socio-demographic and clinical factors. METHODS The population was a representative sample aged 60 and older, from three different socio-economic classes.(More)
AIMS To estimate dementia prevalence and describe the etiology of dementia in a community sample from the city of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS A sample of subjects older than 60 years was screened for dementia in the first phase. During the second phase, the diagnostic workup included a structured interview, physical and neurological examination, laboratory(More)
AIMS To present the prevalence of cognitive and functional impairment (CFI) in community-dwelling elderly subjects from the city of São Paulo. METHODS The population was aged 60 years and older (n = 1,563; 68.7% women and 31.3% men) and lived in different socioeconomic areas. The following instruments were administered to the elderly: the Mini Mental(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the findings of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cognitive impairment, no dementia (CIND) elderly from a community-based sample. METHODS Thirteen patients with AD, 12 with CIND and 15 normal individuals were evaluated. The (1)H-MRS was performed in the right temporal, left parietal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-ERM) data in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Cognitive Impairment Not Dementia (CIND) in a community sample. METHOD We investigated subjects with AD (n=6), CIND (n=7) and normal control (n=7). 1H-ERM was performed with single voxel (8 cm3) placed in temporal, parietal and occipital regions(More)
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