DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-83308/v1
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Mei-Feng Huang, Wei-Ju Lee, Yi-Chun Yeh, Yung-Shuan Lin, Hsiu-Fen Lin, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Yi-Hsin Yang, Cheng-Sheng Chen, Jong-Ling Fuh

Abstract: Abstract BackgroundNeuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) could increase mortality risk in people with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, whether NPS affects mortality risk in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and whether any specific syndrome of NPS influences this risk are still unclear.MethodsIn total, 984 participants with dementia due to AD, 338 with MCI, and 365 controls were enrolled. Over a mean of 5-year follow-up, cause of death data were obtained from the Ministry of Healt…

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