MCI Correlated with Higher Mortality

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

A study recently published in Archives of Neurology shows that individuals with MCI have much greater risk of mortality compared to cognitively healthy individuals.

Robert S. Wilson, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues studied 1,715 older adults, assessed their cognitive status, and measured mortality rates during an ensuing 10-year follow-up period.

"Compared with people without cognitive impairment, risk of death was increased by about 50% among those with mild cognitive impairment and was nearly 3-fold greater among those with Alzheimer's disease", said Wilson

While these results are not surprising, this study is one of the first to show such a clear link between life expectancy and cognitive health.

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