Prisoner of war status, posttraumatic stress disorder, and dementia in older veterans

@article{Meziab2014PrisonerOW,
  title={Prisoner of war status, posttraumatic stress disorder, and dementia in older veterans},
  author={Omar Meziab and Katharine A. Kirby and Brie Williams and Kristine Yaffe and Amy L. Byers and Deborah E. Barnes},
  journal={Alzheimer's & Dementia},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={S236-S241}
}
BACKGROUND It is not known whether prisoners of war (POWs) are more likely to develop dementia independently of the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study in 182,879 U.S. veterans age 55 years and older, and examined associations between POW status and PTSD at baseline (October 1, 2000-September 30, 2003), and incident dementia during follow-up (October 1, 2003-September 30, 2012). RESULTS A total of 484 veterans (0.3%) reported… CONTINUE READING
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