Association of stroke with dementia, cognitive impairment, and functional disability in the very old: a population-based study.

@article{Zhu1998AssociationOS,
  title={Association of stroke with dementia, cognitive impairment, and functional disability in the very old: a population-based study.},
  author={Li Zhu and Laura Fratiglioni and Zhenchao Guo and Hedda Ag{\"u}ero-Torres and Bengt Winblad and Matti H Viitanen},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1998},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={2094-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke is a major cause of disability in the elderly and is also related to the development of dementia, which is another important source of disability in old age. The aim of the present study was to examine the potential impact of stroke on cognitive and functional status in a community-based cohort of individuals aged 75 years and older. METHODS The data were derived from a cross-sectional survey on aging and dementia that included all inhabitants of the Kungsholmen… CONTINUE READING