Mild cognitive impairment and progression to dementia of Alzheimer's disease

Mild cognitive impairment and progression to dementia of Alzheimer's disease

Author Quintes Steiner, Ana Beatriz Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jacinto, Alessandro Ferrari Google Scholar
De Sa Mayoral, Vania Ferreira Google Scholar
Dozzi Brucki, Sonia Maria Google Scholar
Citero, Vanessa De Albuquerque Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract The increase in life expectancy in the Brazilian population raises questions about the preparation of the public health system in identifying elderly patients with signs of cognitive impairment. Currently, as a consequence of the long duration of preclinical phase of Alzheimer's disease, efforts of early detection have been emphasized. Clinical dementia presents an important impact on the individual's caregivers, family, society and economy. Identifying individuals who already have some cognitive impairment, despite remaining functional, as well as analyzing associated comorbidities, constitutes an opportunity to analyze possibilities for future interventions. Dementias are clinical conditions that impose a burden on the health system with its high costs, whereas the identification of individuals with cognitive impairment without dementia can aid patients and their families to plan the future and mitigate costs. This narrative revision can provide general practitioners with more information on the subject.
Keywords elderly
cognitive deficits
mild cognitive impairment
general practice
Alzheimer's disease
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira. Sao Paulo, v. 63, n. 7, p. 651-655, 2017.
ISSN 0104-4230 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Medica Brasileira
Extent 651-655
Access rights ACESSO ABERTO
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000412279000015
SciELO ID S0104-42302017000700651 (statistics in SciELO)

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