Prevalence of reduced cognitive function in chronic disease

Themes: Evidence
We currently lack basic epidemiological information (prevalence, incidence of cognitive deficits) on cognitive impairment within specific chronic disease groups (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and renal insufficiency) at different ages, particularly younger adults and middle-aged adults who are currently of working age. The aim of this project is to identify prevalence estimates and modifying factors for a range of chronic diseases.
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