An evidenced based approach to prevention of dementia

Type: Video 58 mins

Because of the ageing population there will be increasing numbers of people with dementia. There is evidence that the age specific incidence may be falling in some developed countries, exactly why this is so, is uncertain.

Some vascular and lifestyle factors are linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these are potentially modifiable and include hypertension, smoking, physical activity, education, social engagement, cognitive stimulation, and diet. Modification of most of these factors has other health advantages, increasing the potential benefits of modifying the individual’s lifestyle. For many of these factors, large enough trials may never be performed, but preventive measures are already recommended.




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