Cross-sectional studies raise the possibility of protective relationships between, or a common mechanism underlying, the development of dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) and cancer. Using a prospective longitudinal design, the authors found that the risk of developing cancer is less among participants with DAT vs nondemented participants (p < 0.001) and that the risk of developing DAT may be less for participants with a history of cancer (p = 0.060).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-898
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 8 2005


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