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Frailty could increase susceptibility for dementia

from HealthDay News

Frailty and Alzheimer disease-related brain changes independently contribute to dementia status, according to a study published in the February issue of The Lancet Neurology. Lindsay M.K. Wallace, from the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Halifax, Canada, and colleagues used data from the Rush Memory and Aging Project to evaluate the association between frailty, neuropathology, and dementia in Alzheimer disease. Included participants (456) either did not have any form of dementia or had possible or probable Alzheimer dementia at the time of their last clinical assessment (53 percent) and subsequently died but had complete autopsy data available. more

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