Predicting risk of dementia in older adults: The late-life dementia risk index.

  title={Predicting risk of dementia in older adults: The late-life dementia risk index.},
  author={Deborah E. Barnes and Kenneth E. Covinsky and Rachel A. Whitmer and Lewis H. Kuller and Oscar L. Lopez and Kristine Yaffe},
  volume={73 3},
OBJECTIVE To develop a late-life dementia risk index that can accurately stratify older adults into those with a low, moderate, or high risk of developing dementia within 6 years. METHODS Subjects were 3,375 participants in the Cardiovascular Health Cognition Study without evidence of dementia at baseline. We used logistic regression to identify those factors most predictive of developing incident dementia within 6 years and developed a point system based on the logistic regression… CONTINUE READING


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