Cognitive consequences of multiple lacunes and leukoaraiosis as vascular cognitive impairment in community-dwelling elderly individuals.

@article{Koga2009CognitiveCO,
  title={Cognitive consequences of multiple lacunes and leukoaraiosis as vascular cognitive impairment in community-dwelling elderly individuals.},
  author={Hiroshi Koga and Yuki Takashima and Ryo Murakawa and Akira Uchino and Takefumi Yuzuriha and Hiroshi Yao},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={32-7}
}
The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of silent brain lesions on cognitive function of community-dwelling elderly individuals. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and other medical examinations were performed on 350 nondemented elderly individuals (121 male and 229 female, average age 72.4 years) who resided in the rural community of Sefuri Village, Saga, Japan. The mini mental state examination and modified Stroop test (MST) were used to identify cognitive impairment. White matter… CONTINUE READING

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