Study: Peripheral nerve impairment and dementia

A new study published in Neurology and led by CPBH faculty Willa Brenowitz, PhD, evaluated whether lower extremity peripheral nerve impairments were associated with higher incidence of dementia and whether associations differed by comorbidity subgroups. The team found that peripheral nerve impairments, especially sensory, were associated with a higher risk of dementia even after adjustment for age and other health factors. These associations may represent a shared susceptibility to nervous system degeneration.

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