Journal article

Cognitive impairment and decline in cognitively normal older adults with high amyloid-β: A meta-analysis.

Jenalle E Baker, Yen Ying Lim, Robert H Pietrzak, Jason Hassenstab, Peter J Snyder, Colin L Masters, Paul Maruff

Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands) | Published : 2017

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This meta-analysis aimed to characterize the nature and magnitude of amyloid (Aβ)-related cognitive impairment and decline in cognitively normal (CN) older individuals. METHOD: MEDLINE Ovid was searched from 2012 to June 2016 for studies reporting relationships between cerebrospinal fluid or positron emission tomography (PET) Aβ levels and cognitive impairment (cross-sectional) and decline (longitudinal) in CN older adults. Neuropsychological data were classified into domains of episodic memory, executive function, working memory, processing speed, visuospatial function, semantic memory, and global cognition. Type of Aβ measure, how Aβ burden was analyzed, inclusion of control ..

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