Older patients with multiple sclerosis at increased risk for dementia

A new study led by Dr. Nathaniel Fleming, UCSF Neurology Fellow, with Dr. Yaffe as senior author, has been published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. Dr. Fleming, Dr. Yaffe, and the CPBH team sought to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis have an increased risk of dementia compared to the general population and to identify potential modifying factors. The study shows that multiple sclerosis is associated with greater than 50% increased risk of dementia among older patients - a finding that emphasizes the need for health care providers caring for patients with MS to screen and treat dementia.  

Read the paper here.