Mild cognitive impairments predict dementia in nondemented elderly patients with memory loss.

@article{Bozoki2001MildCI,
  title={Mild cognitive impairments predict dementia in nondemented elderly patients with memory loss.},
  author={Andrea C. Bozoki and Bruno J Giordani and Judith L. Heidebrink and Stanley Berent and Norman L. Foster},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={411-6}
}
BACKGROUND Some elderly individuals exhibit significant memory deficits but do not have dementia because their general intellect is preserved and they have no impairments in everyday activities. These symptoms are often a precursor to Alzheimer disease (AD), but sometimes dementia does not occur, even after many years of observation. There is currently no reliable way to distinguish between these 2 possible outcomes in an individual patient. We hypothesized that clear impairments in at least 1… CONTINUE READING
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