Estimating the risk of mild cognitive impairment and conversion to Alzheimer's disease Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Vascular risk factors and lack of education increase the risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease (AD). We aimed to estimate the risk factors for MCI and AD and risk for conversion from MCI to AD in a population with high illiteracy rates. Methods This door-to-door survey was performed by an Arab-speaking team in Wadi Ara villages. All consenting residents aged> 65 years were interviewed for medical history, had neurological and cognitive examination. Individuals were cognitively classified as cognitively normal (CN), MCI, AD, vascular dementia (VD) or unclassifiable. AD, VD and MCI were defined by established criteria. MCI patients were re-examined at least one year later to determine the conversion to ADand estimate the contributions of age, gender, school years and vascular risk factors to the probability of conversion. Logistic regression models …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013