According to a report in CMAJ.

The MMSE uses a point system to measure a number of cognitive functions such as attention and calculation, recall, naming and repetition, and reading and comprehension. ‘The composite result of a decrease in MMSE score by three or more points, dementia, admission to a long-term treatment facility and loss of independence in carrying out activities of everyday living occurred in 7269 individuals without atrial fibrillation and in 1050 patients with atrial fibrillation ,’ writes Dr. Koon Teo, Population Wellness Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, with coauthors. ‘Our study provides prospective evidence that atrial fibrillation escalates the threat of cognitive decline and dementia, independent of clinically overt stroke and baseline cognitive function,’ write the authors.Our findings claim that a physician’s counsel makes a substantial difference when a caregiver is identifying whether to place an infant to rest on its tummy, part or back. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development initial launched the Back again to Sleep campaign in 1994. Since that time, the amount of babies who are put on the backs to sleep has jumped from twenty five % to 70 %, as the price of SIDS has plummeted by a lot more than 50 %. Despite the overall decrease, nevertheless, the rate of SIDS among African-American infants is still more than doubly high as among white and Hispanic infants.