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Published: 18 Nov 2018
Association between retinopathy and risk of dementia
- Retinopathy and generalised arteriolar narrowing were positively associated with all-cause dementia, and to cerebrovascular, but not Alzheimer’s-related, aetiology.
Why this matters
The contribution of microvasculature damage to dementia may be underestimated due to limitations of in vivo brain imaging, however, retinal signs may be a surrogate marker for dementia risk.