Early and differential diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment: design and cohort baseline characteristics of the German Dementia Competence Network.

@article{Kornhuber2009EarlyAD,
  title={Early and differential diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment: design and cohort baseline characteristics of the German Dementia Competence Network.},
  author={Johannes Kornhuber and Klaus Schmidtke and Lutz Frolich and Robert Perneczky and Stefanie Wolf and Harald Hampel and Frank Jessen and Isabella Heuser and Oliver Peters and Markus Weih and Holger Jahn and Christian Luckhaus and Michael Huell and H P Gertz and Johannes Schr{\"o}der and Johannes Pantel and Otto Rienhoff and S. A. Seuchter and Eckart Ruether and Fritz A. Henn and Wolfgang Maier and Jens Wiltfang},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={404-17}
}
BACKGROUND The German Dementia Competence Network (DCN) has established procedures for standardized multicenter acquisition of clinical, biological and imaging data, for centralized data management, and for the evaluation of new treatments. METHODS A longitudinal cohort study was set up for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), patients with mild dementia and control subjects. The aims were to establish the diagnostic, differential diagnostic and prognostic power of a range of… CONTINUE READING
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