Temporal relation between depression and cognitive impairment in old age: prospective population based study.

@article{Vinkers2004TemporalRB,
  title={Temporal relation between depression and cognitive impairment in old age: prospective population based study.},
  author={David J. Vinkers and Jacobijn Gussekloo and Max L. Stek and Rudi G. J. Westendorp and R C van der Mast},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={329 7471},
  pages={881}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the temporal relation between depression and cognitive impairment in old age. DESIGN Prospective, population based study with four years of follow up. SETTING City of Leiden, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS 500 people aged 85 years at recruitment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Annual assessments of depressive symptoms (15 item geriatric depression scale), global cognitive function (mini-mental state examination), attention (Stroop test), processing speed (letter digit coding… CONTINUE READING
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