Study compares models for predicting cognitive decline

04/2/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Framingham cardiovascular disease and stroke scores were better predictors of cognitive decline than the proposed Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia score, researchers in France reported in Neurology. Dr. Michael Rafii of the University of California, San Diego, said the dementia score was better at predicting memory decline, which "is really the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease dementia."

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