Cross-sectional observational study for risk stratification of cardio-cerebrovascular events and dementia in the elderly [Screenage: Studio osservazionale trasversale per la stratificazione del rischio cardio-cerebrovascolare e delle demenze in una popolazione di soggetti anziani]
Putignano S.,Associazione Geriatri Extraospedalieri |
Volpe C.,Associazione Geriatri Extraospedalieri |
Badagliacca F.,Associazione Geriatri Extraospedalieri |
Cappelli F.,Associazione Geriatri Extraospedalieri |
And 10 more authors.
Giornale di Gerontologia | Year: 2010
Due to population aging, cardio-vascular diseases represent the main reason of death in our country. With advancing age, the vascular risk changes from mainly cardio-vascular into mainly cerebro-vascular. Dementia, a disease very common at an old age (6%), has a strong social and medical impact and its incidence increases with age (7% between 65 e 74 years; 28% more than 85 years). This study aims at verifying, in a sample of old people, the prevalence of each cardiocerebrovasculopathy risk factor, taking into account their mutual association and their relationship with dementia.