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Predicting the time of conversion to MCI in the elderly: role of verbal expression and learning

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Background: Increasing awareness that minimal or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the elderly may be a precursor of dementia has led to an increase in the number of people attending memory clinics. We aimed to develop a way of predicting the period of time before cognitive impairment occurs in community-dwelling elderly. The method is illustrated by the use of simple tests of different cognitive domains. Methods: A cohort of 241 normal elderly volunteers was followed for up to 20 years wit...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181c0665f

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Pharmacology
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Author
Publisher:
American Academy of Neurology Publisher's website
Journal:
Neurology Journal website
Volume:
73
Issue:
18
Pages:
1436-1442
Publication date:
2009-11-01
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EISSN:
1526-632X
ISSN:
0028-3878
Pmid:
19794124
Source identifiers:
34911
Language:
English
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2016-12-18

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