Level of cognitive impairment predicts mortality in high-risk community samples: the memory and medical care study.

@article{Lee2006LevelOC,
  title={Level of cognitive impairment predicts mortality in high-risk community samples: the memory and medical care study.},
  author={Hochang Lee and Judy D Kasper and Andrew D. Shore and Jessica L Yokley and Betty Smith Black and Peter V. Rabins},
  journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={543-6}
}
Over the course of 3 years, the authors investigated the relationship between severity of cognitive impairment and mortality in a community sample of 498 elders at high risk for cognitive impairment. Subjects were classified as having no cognitive disorder, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia, based on a validated battery of four neuropsychological tests. Severity of impairment was based on Mini-Mental State Examination scores. Additional data were obtained from subjects' knowledgeable… CONTINUE READING

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