B L Plassman

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinical correlates of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 20:367-73. 2005
  2. pmc Prevalence of dementia in the United States: the aging, demographics, and memory study
    B L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 29:125-32. 2007
  3. pmc Identification of dementia: agreement among national survey data, medicare claims, and death certificates
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Center for Health Policy, School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, Box 2914 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:313-26. 2008
  4. pmc Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States
    Brenda L Plassman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:427-34. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Systematic review: factors associated with risk for and possible prevention of cognitive decline in later life
    Brenda L Plassman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:182-93. 2010
  6. pmc High throughput DNA sequencing to detect differences in the subgingival plaque microbiome in elderly subjects with and without dementia
    Andrew F Cockburn
    Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Robert C, Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, P, O, Box 4622, Morgantown, WV, 26506 4622, USA
    Investig Genet 3:19. 2012
  7. pmc Incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment, not dementia in the United States
    Brenda L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Ann Neurol 70:418-26. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Documented head injury in early adulthood and risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
    B L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurology 55:1158-66. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Duke Twins Study of Memory in Aging in the NAS-NRC Twin Registry
    Brenda L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:950-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Occupational characteristics and cognitive performance among elderly male twins
    G G Potter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurology 67:1377-82. 2006

Research Grants

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinical correlates of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 20:367-73. 2005
    ..Our results may also shed light on mechanisms that underlie neuropsychiatric symptoms...
  2. pmc Prevalence of dementia in the United States: the aging, demographics, and memory study
    B L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 29:125-32. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias in the USA using a nationally representative sample...
  3. pmc Identification of dementia: agreement among national survey data, medicare claims, and death certificates
    Truls Ostbye
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Center for Health Policy, School of Nursing, Duke University Medical Center, Box 2914 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:313-26. 2008
    ..To estimate the proportion of seniors with dementia from three independent data sources and their agreement...
  4. pmc Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States
    Brenda L Plassman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Ann Intern Med 148:427-34. 2008
    ..Cognitive impairment without dementia is associated with increased risk for disability, increased health care costs, and progression to dementia. There are no population-based prevalence estimates of this condition in the United States...
  5. doi request reprint Systematic review: factors associated with risk for and possible prevention of cognitive decline in later life
    Brenda L Plassman
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27701, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:182-93. 2010
    ..Many biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors may contribute to the delay or prevention of cognitive decline...
  6. pmc High throughput DNA sequencing to detect differences in the subgingival plaque microbiome in elderly subjects with and without dementia
    Andrew F Cockburn
    Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Robert C, Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, P, O, Box 4622, Morgantown, WV, 26506 4622, USA
    Investig Genet 3:19. 2012
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  7. pmc Incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment, not dementia in the United States
    Brenda L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Ann Neurol 70:418-26. 2011
    ..In this paper, we report US national incidence rates for dementia and CIND...
  8. ncbi request reprint Documented head injury in early adulthood and risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
    B L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurology 55:1158-66. 2000
    ..The association between antecedent head injury and AD is inconsistent...
  9. ncbi request reprint Duke Twins Study of Memory in Aging in the NAS-NRC Twin Registry
    Brenda L Plassman
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:950-7. 2006
    ..We provide an overview of the study's methodology and describe the focus of recent research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Occupational characteristics and cognitive performance among elderly male twins
    G G Potter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Neurology 67:1377-82. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of occupational characteristics on cognitive status change in members of the NAS-NRC Twins Registry of World War II veterans...
  11. ncbi request reprint Age effects of coronary artery bypass graft on cognitive status change among elderly male twins
    G G Potter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Program in Epidemiology of Dementia, 905 W Main St, Box 41 Suite 25 D, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Neurology 63:2245-9. 2004
    ..Research regarding long-term cognitive outcome following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is inconsistent, which may be due in part to differential genetic and environmental influences within most study samples...
  12. ncbi request reprint Vascular risk factors and cognitive decline among elderly male twins
    Glen L Xiong
    Program in Epidemiology of Dementia, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Neurology 67:1586-91. 2006
    ..The co-twin control method improves on traditional case-control approaches by controlling for within-twin pair similarities of genetic and early environmental influences...
  13. pmc The effect of spousal caregiving and bereavement on depressive symptoms
    D H Taylor
    Duke University Center for Health Policy, Durham, NC 27708, US
    Aging Ment Health 12:100-7. 2008
    ..We conclude that caregiving increases depressive symptoms in the caregiver, but does not have a differential effect by gender. Increases in depressive symptoms following bereavement are short-term...
  14. pmc Prevalence of depression among older Americans: the Aging, Demographics and Memory Study
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:879-88. 2009
    ..The Aging, Demographics and Memory Study (ADAMS) is a population-representative study that included a depression assessment, providing an opportunity to estimate the prevalence of depression in late life in the U.S.A...
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations of job demands and intelligence with cognitive performance among men in late life
    Guy G Potter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    Neurology 70:1803-8. 2008
    ..To examine the association of job characteristics and intelligence to cognitive status in members of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Twins Registry of World War II veterans...
  16. pmc The accuracy of Medicare claims as an epidemiological tool: the case of dementia revisited
    Donald H Taylor
    Center for Health Policy, Sanford Duke School of Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Alzheimers Dis 17:807-15. 2009
    ..The use of Medicare claims to identify dementia results in an overstatement of the increase in Medicare costs that are due to dementia...
  17. pmc Cognitive performance and informant reports in the diagnosis of cognitive impairment and dementia in African Americans and whites
    Guy G Potter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 5:445-53. 2009
    ..This study compared direct testing and informant reports of cognition with clinical diagnoses of cognitive impairment and dementia between African Americans and whites...
  18. ncbi request reprint Methodology and preliminary results from the neurocognitive outcomes of depression in the elderly study
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 17:202-11. 2004
    ..These results are consistent with prior evidence linking depression and later dementia. Future studies are needed to examine neuroimaging and genetic, clinical, and social predictors of neurocognitive decline in depression...
  19. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging vascular changes, apolipoprotein E genotype, and development of dementia in the neurocognitive outcomes of depression in the elderly study
    David C Steffens
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 15:839-49. 2007
    ..The authors hypothesized that change in subcortical gray matter and white matter hyperintensity volumes would be associated with development of dementia, as would presence of an apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon 4 allele...
  20. ncbi request reprint Head injury in early adulthood and the lifetime risk of depression
    Tracey Holsinger
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:17-22. 2002
    ..Head injury can also have long-term cognitive effects, but little is known about the long-term risk of depression associated with head injury. We investigated the lifetime rates of depressive illness 50 years after closed head injury...
  21. ncbi request reprint A twin study of the genetic contribution to age-related functional impairment
    Barry J Gurland
    Columbia University Stroud Center, Tower 3, Apt 30F, 100 Haven Ave, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:859-63. 2004
    ..The extent of genetic influence on functioning in later life affects the role of public health, personal initiative, and service interventions...
  22. pmc Verification of self-report of zygosity determined via DNA testing in a subset of the NAS-NRC twin registry 40 years later
    Terry Reed
    Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:362-7. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study: study design and methods
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 300 North Ingalls Building, Rm 7E01, Box 4029, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 25:181-91. 2005
    ..We also illustrate potential uses of the ADAMS data and provide information to interested researchers on obtaining ADAMS and HRS data...
  24. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and incidence of Alzheimer disease in older women: the Cache County Study
    Peter P Zandi
    Department of Mental Hygiene, School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JAMA 288:2123-9. 2002
    ..Basic neuroscience findings suggest that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could reduce a woman's risk of AD. Epidemiologic findings on AD and HRT are mixed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive function and oral health among community-dwelling older adults
    Bei Wu
    Center on Aging and Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:495-500. 2008
    ..Poorer oral health appears to contribute to a decline in quality of life and to be related to various medical conditions. Little is known about the relationship of cognitive function to oral health among community-dwelling older adults...
  26. pmc Cognitive function and dental care utilization among community-dwelling older adults
    Bei Wu
    Center on Aging, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:2216-21. 2007
    ..We sought to investigate the relationship between varying levels of cognitive function and dental care utilization...
  27. ncbi request reprint An adaptation of the modified mini-mental state examination: analysis of demographic influences and normative data: the cache county study
    JoAnn T Tschanz
    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84322 4440, USA
    Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol 15:28-38. 2002
    ..To present a new version of the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS-R), provide normative information extending to individuals in the 10th decade, and examine the effects of demographic variables on test performance...

Research Grants7

  1. GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN TWINS
    Brenda Plassman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..A population-based twin design remains the ideal approach to these sorts of investigations. ..