Does anxiety affect risk of dementia? Findings from the Caerphilly Prospective Study.

@article{Gallacher2009DoesAA,
  title={Does anxiety affect risk of dementia? Findings from the Caerphilly Prospective Study.},
  author={J. Gallacher and Anthony Bayer and Mark Fish and J. Geoff Pickering and Sofia Pedro and Frank Dunstan and Shah Ebrahim and Y Ben-Shlomo},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={659-66}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of anxiety with incident dementia and cognitive impairment not dementia (CIND). METHODS We conducted a prospective study of men aged 48 to 67 years at baseline anxiety assessment; we measured cognition 17 years later. We studied 1481 men who were either eligible for examination or were known to have dementia. Trait Anxiety was assessed using the Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory. Psychological distress was assessed using the 30-item general health… CONTINUE READING

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