Cognitive impairment and carotid atherosclerosis in a general Italian midlife and old population

P. Prati, M. Casaroli, A. Bignamini, S. Scotti, L. Canciani, M. Ruscio, M. Balestrieri, N. Bornstein, O. Zanetti, A. Tosetto, S. Castellani, L. Pantoni, P. J. Touboul, D. Inzitari

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The authors describe the design and the general, ultrasonographic, neuropsychological methodology of an observational epidemiological population survey, named REMEMBER (Registry Evaluation Memory in Buttrio e Remanzacco) conducted in the northeast of Italy in a randomized stratified sample of 1,026 subjects (554 F and 472 M) aged 55-98 years. The study was planned as cross-sectional and longitudinal survey of cognitive impairment, cardiovascular risk factors, carotid atherosclerosis in a midlife and older Italian population sample. The objectives of the first phase are to assess the prevalence of the different types of dementia, the cognitive impairment non-dementia, the cardiovascular risk factors, the carotid intima-media thickness and arterial distensibility, and of depression. The conclusions of this study will make it possible to organize preventive and interventional strategies for these epidemic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


  • Carotid atherosclerosis
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Epidemiology
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology


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