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Prodromal Cognitive Signs of Dementia

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Title: Prodromal Cognitive Signs of Dementia
Authors: Sacuiu, Simona Florentina
Issue Date: 24-Apr-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Sacuiu S, Sjogren M, Johansson B, Gustafson D and Skoog I. Prodromal cognitive signs of dementia in 85-year-olds using four sources of information. Neurology (2005);65:1894-1900.

II. Sacuiu S, Gustafson D, Johansson B, Thorvaldsson V, Berg S, Sjogren M, Guo X, Östling S, Skoog I. The pattern of cognitive symptoms predicts time to dementia onset. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association (in press).

III. Sacuiu S, Gustafson D, Sjogren M, Guo X, Östling S, Johansson B, and Skoog I. Secular trends in cognitive performance in relation to prediction of dementia. (Submitted)

IV. Thorvaldsson V, Hofer SM, Berg S, Skoog I, Sacuiu S, Johansson B. Onset of terminal decline in cognitive abilities in individuals without dementia. Neurology (2008);71:882-887.

Date of Defence: 2009-05-15
Disputation: Fredagen den 15 maj 2009, kl. 13.00, V-huset aula, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, Mölndal
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: cognitive function
mild cognitive impairment
prediction of dementia
Alzheimer's disease
vascular dementia
population study
birth cohort trends
terminal decline
Abstract: The increase in proportion of elderly worldwide, coupled with the fact that increasing age is a primary risk factor for dementia, have fuelled the efforts to unveil the warning signs of dementia. Although important achievements have been made in this field during the last decades, many questions are still to be answered. We set out four studies to clarify which are the symptom patterns that predict dementia onset in the short and in the long-term, at different ages and in different birth cohorts... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7771-2
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