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February 2011

Accuracy of Summary Risk Score for Prediction of Alzheimer Disease: Better Than Demographics Alone?

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: University of California, San Francisco; and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California.

Arch Neurol. 2011;68(2):264-271. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.4

Reitz et al1 recently published a risk score for prediction of AD risk hat uses a combination of demographic, genetic, and vascular risk factors to predict future risk of AD in older adults. This study builds on several other recently published risk scores including a midlife dementia risk score developed by Kivipelto et al2 as well as full and brief late-life dementia risk scores developed by our group.3,4

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