Tag Archives: Selection Bias

Does Lifelong Reading and Cognitive Stimulation Protect Against Dementia? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service regularly offers critical appraisals of recent research on elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is another master-class appraisal. A study reported in Neurology indicates that people who … Continue reading

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Passive Case-Finding for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Two United States Communities (Alzheimer’s Association)

Summary Passive surveillance – which uses documentation from existing health records – has the advantages of lower research costs and a lower impact on the population studied, but effectiveness is limited by the comprehensiveness of the healthcare coverage in a … Continue reading

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