Socio-Demographic Risk Factors for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in the Paquid Study

  • J. F. Dartigues
  • C. Helmer
  • L. Letenneur
Conference paper
Part of the Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease book series (ALZHEIMER)

Abstract

Paquid (Personne Agée QUID) is a French population-based prospective cohort study conducted in the Bordeaux area and specifically designed to study normal and pathological brain aging (Barberger-Gateau et al. 1992). The main objective of Paquid was initially the analysis of the natural history of the cognitive disorders occurring at the very early phase of dementia. However, the baseline data collection and the follow-up of the cohort provided the opportunity to study the relationships between several potential risk factors and the risk of subsequent dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). We will present here some results about these risk factors with special attention to socio-demographic factors such as age, gender, level of education and marital status.

Keywords

Depression Dementia Neurol Transferrin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Dartigues
    • 1
  • C. Helmer
    • 1
  • L. Letenneur
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U 330Université de Bordeaux IIBordeaux CedexFrance

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