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. 2008 Jan;4(1 Suppl 1):S56-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2007.11.007. Epub 2007 Dec 21.

The Oldest Old and the 90+ Study

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The Oldest Old and the 90+ Study

Claudia H Kawas. Alzheimers Dement. .
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Abstract

Memories are the gifts from friends and family that stay with us forever, unless a person develops Alzheimer's disease. Leon J. Thal left many, many memories, along with his desire to create a world where people did not lose them to the ravages of dementing illnesses. Working from the bench to the clinic, he was an incomparable leader, scientist, and educator to whom many, including myself, owe much. The present description of a clinical, genetic, and pathologic study of the oldest old contains much of Leon's influence. With data from >950 subjects, a brain repository, and our collection of DNA, the investigators of the 90+ Study are receptive to collaborations. Through our collective efforts, we will continue the scientific work that Leon so strongly supported.

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Projected United States population growth among 90+-year-olds.
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Odds ratios of dementia for several variables of interest in the 90+ Study.
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Correlation between frontal cortex synaptophysin protein level and Mini-Mental State Examination score in the oldest-old.

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