Accepted for Publication: June 15, 2011.
Published Online: January 02, 2012. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.977
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by contract N01-HC-25195 and grants R01NS17950 and R01AG08122 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The FHS has received continued support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and grant support from the National Institutes of Health. The studies of aging, dementia, and AD have been funded by the National Institute on Aging since 1989; stroke study support has been received from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke since 1981.
Additional Contributions: I thank key investigators on the Framingham Heart Study neurologic team including Rhoda Au, PhD, Sanford Auerbach, MD, Alexa Beiser, PhD, Ralph B. D’Agostino, PhD, Charles DeCarli, MD, Merrill F. Elias, PhD, MPH, Carlos Kase, MD, Margaret Kelly-Hayes, EdD, and Sudha Seshadri, MD. I also thank the late William B. Kannel, MD, MPH, for his guidance over many years.