Risk factors for the progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia

Noll L. Campbell, Fred Unverzagt, Michael A. LaMantia, Babar A. Khan, Malaz A. Boustani

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Abstract

The increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment among the older adult population warrants attention to the identification of practices that may minimize the progression of early forms of cognitive impairment, including the transitional stage of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), to permanent stages of dementia. This article identifies both markers of disease progress and risk factors linked to the progression of MCI to dementia. Potentially modifiable risk factors may offer researchers a point of intervention to modify the effect of the risk factor and to minimize the future burden of dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-893
Number of pages21
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Biomarkers
  • Dementia
  • Genetics
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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