Prevalence and impact of medical comorbidity in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Prevalence and impact of medical comorbidity in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={P. Murali Doraiswamy and J. L. Maestro de Leon and Jeffrey L. Cummings and Deborah Marin and Peter J Neumann},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={57 3},
BACKGROUND We examined the prevalence of comorbid medical illnesses in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients at different severity levels. We also examined the effect of cumulative medical comorbidity on cognition and function. METHODS Analyses of data from 679 AD patients (Mini-Mental State Exam score range 0-30, mean +/- SD = 11.8 +/- 8) from 13 sites (four dementia centers assessing outpatients, four managed care organizations, two assisted living facilities, and three nursing homes… CONTINUE READING

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