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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dementia and Cognitive Dysfunction

Dec 02, 2021 5:55 pm

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been linked to a higher risk of dementia and cognitive dysfunction, but interestingly this association has diminished in the last few decades with aggressive DMARD and targeted therapies..

This makes sense when you see that dementia in RA is associated with age, prior cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and the severity of joint involvement.

This issue is illuminated by the video presentations below: 

Cognitive Function and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Dr. Akhil Sood Interviews Dr. Elena Myasoedova from the Mayo Clinic (ACR 2021)

RA and Dementia: Trying to Forget the Problem? Dr. David Liew (during EULAR 2021)


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