volume 29, issue 2, P431-439 2012
DOI: 10.3233/jad-2011-111667
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Anne E. Afgin, Magda Massarwa, Edna Schechtman, Simon D. Israeli-Korn, Rosa Strugatsky, Amin Abuful, Lindsay A. Farrer, Robert P. Friedland, Rivka Inzelberg

Abstract: The prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD) have not been well been studied in Arab populations. In a door-to-door study of all residents aged ≥65 years in Wadi-Ara, an Arab community in northern Israel, we estimated the prevalence of AD, MCI and the risk of conversion to AD. Subjects were classified as cognitively normal, MCI, AD or other based on neurological and cognitive examination (in Arabic). MCI subjects were re-examined (interval ≥1 year) to determine conversion to AD…

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