COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published in JAMA Neurology. Study author, Dr. Michelle Mielke comments.


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