Medscape (7/31, Brooks, Subscription Publication) reports, “Older adults who have spent time in the intensive care unit (ICU) have double the risk of developing dementia in later years compared with older adults who have never stayed in the ICU,” investigators concluded after assessing “the impact of an ICU stay on dementia risk in 3822 older adults (mean age, 77 years) without known dementia at baseline participating in five diverse epidemiologic cohorts.” The findings were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
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