A study from the WorldWide FINGERS network investigates the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment in China

A recent paper published by MIND-AD, one of the members of the WorldWide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS) network, details the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment among rural Chinese participants aged 60 years and over.

The study finds that over a quarter (26.48%) of participants suffered from some form of cognitive impairment. Risk factors included being female, low educational attainment, and having previously suffered from a stroke.

WW-FINGERS has always aimed to work with an international approach to cognitive decline and dementia prevention and studies such as these important for mapping cognitive impairment and understanding of how it differs between countries. Insight into different populations will help inform future interventions, particularly in regard to hard-to-reach communities, such as those living in rural areas.

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