Simple tools predict who will get dementia

An Australian study has confirmed that about 10% of patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment can be expected to progress to dementia each year.

Professor Henry Brodaty and colleagues at the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre at the UNSW School of Psychiatry found that almost 30% of MCI patients progressed to dementia over a three-year period, and progression could be predicted by factors such as age and baseline cognitive function.

In their prospective study of 970 patients at nine