Background: Among the myriad of factors modulating quality of life assessments estimated
in patients presenting a variety of cognitive impairments, the distinctive and critical influence of diet and
exercise cannot be overestimated.
Objective: The objective of this study was to review the evidence to confirm the association between
these health-endowering agents and cognitive performance in People With Dementia as well as providing
a correlation between Mini Mental State Examination scores and available anthropometric data.
Methods: The authors tested the hypothesized correlation on a sample of subjects with instrumentally
confirmed cognitive impairment using parameters as Body Mass Index and calf circumference.
Results: The results confirm the hypothesis and suggesting the possible use of anthropometric data in the
process of objective evaluation of the patient with cognitive impairment that could also be used for forensic