Visual impairment among women and dementia risk

April 16, 2020

What The Study Did: Whether visual impairment is a risk factor for dementia was the focus of this observational study that included 1,000 older women who are participants in the Women's Health Initiative studies.

Authors: Suzann Pershing, M.D., M.S., of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0959)

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