Silent brain infarcts and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

  title={Silent brain infarcts and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline.},
  author={Sarah E. Vermeer and Niels Dani{\"e}l Prins and Tom den Heijer and Albert Hofman and Peter J Koudstaal and Monique M. B. Breteler},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={348 13},
BACKGROUND Silent brain infarcts are frequently seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in healthy elderly people and may be associated with dementia and cognitive decline. METHODS We studied the association between silent brain infarcts and the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in 1015 participants of the prospective, population-based Rotterdam Scan Study, who were 60 to 90 years of age and free of dementia and stroke at base line. Participants underwent neuropsychological testing and… CONTINUE READING
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