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Social isolation independently predicts dementia

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   13 June 2022
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Takeaway

  • Social isolation was a risk factor for all-cause dementia independent of loneliness and depression.

Why this matters

  • Social isolation is potentially modifiable.

Key results

  • During a mean follow-up of 11.7 years, ~1.2% of the cohort developed all-cause dementia.
  • In fully adjusted models for dementia risk:
    • Social isolation was a...

          

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