Weight loss precedes dementia in community-dwelling older adults.

  title={Weight loss precedes dementia in community-dwelling older adults.},
  author={Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and Sharon L. Edelstein and Jody Corey-Bloom and Wilhelm Wiederholt},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={44 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the weight loss associated with Alzheimer's disease precedes or follows the dementia. DESIGN Older community-dwelling men (n = 134) and women (n = 165) were followed for 20 years before they were diagnosed as cognitively intact or demented. A repeated measures analysis was used to compare weight change in those who developed Alzheimer's Disease (AD) with those who remained cognitively intact. MEASUREMENTS Weight was measured at three clinic visits between 1972… CONTINUE READING


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