What is it about?

Our longitudinal study is one of the first studies investigating the association between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and cognitive decline and dementia in a large community sample of relatively healthy older people initially free of dementia.

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Why is it important?

This study provides some of the first evidence that a higher HRQoL predicted a lower risk of cognitive decline, and a higher mental HRQoL, but not physical HRQoL predicted a lower risk of dementia over the 4.7-year median follow-up period.


Our findings suggest that the HRQoL assessment should be incorporated into the routine assessment of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) of health systems, which could enhance existing dementia risk assessment.

Aung Zaw Zaw Phyo
Monash University

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This page is a summary of: The Utility of Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life to Predict Cognitive Decline and Dementia, Journal of Alzheimer s Disease, March 2021, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/jad-201349.
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