Risk of progression from mild memory impairment to clinically diagnosable Alzheimer's disease in a Japanese community (from the Nakayama Study).

@article{Sonobe2011RiskOP,
  title={Risk of progression from mild memory impairment to clinically diagnosable Alzheimer's disease in a Japanese community (from the Nakayama Study).},
  author={Naomi Sonobe and Ryuji Hata and Tomohisa Ishikawa and Kantaro Sonobe and Teruhisa Matsumoto and Yasutaka Toyota and Takaaki Mori and Ryuji Fukuhara and Kenjiro Komori and Shu-Ichi Ueno and Satoshi Tanimukai and Manabu Ikeda},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={772-9}
}
BACKGROUND Memory impairment has been proposed as the most common early sign of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aims of this work were to evaluate the risk of progression from mild memory impairment/no dementia (MMI/ND) to clinically diagnosable AD in a community-based prospective cohort and to establish the risk factors for progression from MMI/ND to AD in the elderly. METHODS Elderly subjects aged over 65 years were selected from the participants in the first Nakayama study. MMI/ND was… CONTINUE READING
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