Navigation Links
Even mild cognitive impairment appears to substantially increase risk for death
Date:9/5/2011

INDIANAPOLIS Cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, is a significant predictor of decreased life expectancy.

According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. Their findings, "Cognitive Impairment: An Independent Predictor of Excess Mortality. A Cohort Study" appears in the Sept. 6, 2011 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Nearly 4,000 people between the ages of 60 to 102 years, initially seen from 1991 to 1993 by primary care physicians at Wishard Health Services, a large public hospital with community health centers in Indianapolis, participated in the study. The patients were followed for 13 years.

"Previous studies have associated cognitive impairment with an increased risk for death, but most of this work focused on patients with Alzheimer disease and subjects in research centers. The patients in our study better reflect the general public, displaying no indications of disease or mild, moderate or severe cognitive impairment," said Regenstrief investigator Greg A. Sachs, M.D., professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is the division chief of general internal medicine and geriatrics. "We found that even mild cognitive impairment, as determined by a simple screening tool in a primary care physician's office, has a strong impact on how long individuals survive on the same order as other chronic diseases."

The study followed 3,957 patients. At screening, 3,157 had no cognitive impairment, 533 had mild impairment, and 267 had moderate to severe impairment. During follow-up, 57 percent of patients with no impairment died, compared with 68 percent of those with mild impairment and 79 percent of those with moderate to severe impairment
'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Schizophrenia study finds cognitive deficits significantly impair decision-making capacity
2. Neighborhood status influences older womens cognitive function, study finds
3. Conference: Improving K-12 education with cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience research
4. Retired NFL players at higher risk for mild cognitive impairment
5. Stem cell treatment may restore cognitive function in patients with brain cancer
6. Emergency departments need to do more to support older adults with cognitive impairment
7. Common drugs linked to cognitive impairment and possibly to increased risk of death
8. Brief exam diagnoses cognitive impairment in ALS patients
9. The New York Academy of Sciences to host a symposium on cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
10. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia can reduce suicidal ideation
11. Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Drug Abusers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Even mild cognitive impairment appears to substantially increase risk for death
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 John A. Gennaro, ... Cincinnati , The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is ... as the new director of the Cincinnati VA Medical ... to more than 43,000 unique Veterans annually and an ... 2,000 staff, CVAMC is a two-division campus located in ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... The science of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) ... efficient methods of FUE hair transplantation have increased the amount ... most cutting edge hair transplant methods being used to great ... extracting hair from the beard to the scalp. , Most ... male pattern baldness. Beard hair has a life cycle, ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 On May 21, 2015, ... be When You Get Botox ?” reported on the ... Google. Elle partnered with Google to determine these results and ... searched question in California, for example, is how to ... common search query is what's the appropriate age to start ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... To compile the list, the Becker's Hospital Review ... awards for clinical and general excellence. The team also ... them in terms of overall excellence, and those systems ... Great Health Systems to Know 2015 list includes the ... , Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.) , Asante ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Diego, California (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 A ... Core” and have joined the national effort to teach this ... parents in the U.S. have been “sickened” by the recent ... However, love it or hate it, Common Core is now ... District of Columbia. Parents are now seeking ways to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VA Healthcare System of Ohio Network Announces New Medical Center Director 2Health News:Beard to Scalp Hair Transplant: Newest Advance in Hair Transplant Technology 2Health News:Botox, Wrinkles and Double Chins: The Most-Asked Beauty Problems According to Google 2Health News:Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Great Health Systems to Know 2Health News:Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Great Health Systems to Know 3Health News:Doctors Discover a Cure for the Common Core 2
... , , , ... The Agence de Medecine Preventive (AMP),has received a three-year grant of ... create a consortium supporting cholera prevention and control,in Africa . ... Network (AFENET) will be the core,members of the consortium, which will ...
... ... EKG, a portable PC-based EKG/ECG system that provides powerful data and analysis functions. , ... (Vocus) January 14, 2010 -- DRE, ... DRE Velocity EKG , a 12-channel PC-based EKG system that provides impressive cost savings ...
... AMD Global Telemedicine ... , ... 14, 2010 -- AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. (AMD) today announced that Texas Tech ... telemedicine program to an additional 30 sites located in rural parts of the state of ...
... ... work in devastated Haiti, Good Neighbor Insurance is trying to contact members of ... what they will need from the surge of help that will come from ... be able to see that they have the proper overseas health insurance for ...
... ... today that NebDoctors of Nevada, provider of Nebulizers (pediatric respiratory products), has ... , ... (PRWEB) January 15, 2010 -- MessageBroadcast announced today ...
... Jan. 13 A renewed discussion of salt intake in ... America to focus efforts on sodium reduction for health benefits. ... is leading a partnership of cities and national health organizations ... restaurant foods." (" New York leads plan to cut salt ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AMP Receives Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support Cholera Surveillance in Africa 2Health News:AMP Receives Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support Cholera Surveillance in Africa 3Health News:Cost-effective PC-based EKG Now Available from DRE 2Health News:Cost-effective PC-based EKG Now Available from DRE 3Health News:AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Bring High-Tech Health Care to Children of Texas 2Health News:AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Bring High-Tech Health Care to Children of Texas 3Health News:Relief Organizations Scramble to Assess Damage in Haiti 2Health News:Relief Organizations Scramble to Assess Damage in Haiti 3Health News:MessageBroadcast Launches Automated Medicare Survey System for NebDoctors of Nevada 2Health News:MessageBroadcast Launches Automated Medicare Survey System for NebDoctors of Nevada 3Health News:New Year, Renewed Focus on Sodium Consumption 2Health News:New Year, Renewed Focus on Sodium Consumption 3
(Date:5/29/2015)... TAMPA, Fla. , May 29, 2015  Excite ... , in 2007.  Over the years, Excite Medical, under ... to be an enduring company, with a solid track ... loyal and growing client and distributor base.  ... The success of Excite Medical has been possible, in ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 29, 2015 A six-hour certification program ... being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business ... New York, NY .  Taking place on Wednesday, June ... day of education at the leading event on the East ... Led by Clover Leaf University, the first cannabis university ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 29, 2015 Eli Lilly ... Goldman Sachs 36th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, ... president and president, Elanco Animal Health, will participate in ... A live audio webcast will be ... investor website at http://investor.lilly.com/events.cfm . A replay of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 2Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 3Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 4Lilly to Participate in Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference 2
... TOPCON ALE-3600 and ALE-3600PC ... perfectly fit lenses to ... with the convenience of ... lens edgers are particularly ...
...
Inquire...
... The TOPCON OM-4 Ophthalmometer ... compactly designed and easy ... providing precise objective measurements ... of curvature plus accurate ...
Medicine Products: