Incidence of dementia: does gender make a difference?

  title={Incidence of dementia: does gender make a difference?},
  author={A. Ruitenberg and A. Ott and J. Swieten and A. Hofman and M. Breteler},
  journal={Neurobiology of Aging},
Several studies suggested that women are at higher risk of dementia than men. However, that was based on rather limited data. We investigated possible gender differences in the incidence of dementia, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, in the Rotterdam Study, a large population based prospective cohort study in the Netherlands of 7,046 persons aged 55 years and older, free of dementia at baseline. In 40,441 person-years of follow-up (mean 5.7 years) we identified 395 new cases of… Expand
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