AARP: Low Vitamin D May Double Risk of Dementia, 11/3/2014

November 03, 2014

Low Vitamin D May Double Risk of Dementia

While it is unclear whether low vitamin D levels increase risks of cognitive decline or vise versa, there is certainly a relationship between the two.  What recent research is finding is that low levels of vitamin D are associated with adults at more than a doubled risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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RWJF: More and More Americans with Dementia: The Call to Improve Care, 10/28/2014

October 28, 2014

More and More Americans with Dementia: The Call to Improve Care

A popular notion is that dementia is simply part of growing older; however, health care experts beg to differ. It is becoming a growing problem that must be halted now, as it is estimated that nearly 16 million Americans will develop the deadly disease by the year 2050. The leading cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, disproportionately affects women, African Americans, and Latinos, and takes more lives than both breast and prostate cancer together—over 500,000 every …

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AARP: Brain-healthy Lifestyle Works to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, 8/28/2014

August 28, 2014

Brain-healthy Lifestyle Works to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, U.S. Dementia Rates Drop

Research is showing prevention of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may be possible by living a healthy lifestyle.  In a two year, controlled study, researchers looked at 1,260 adults at risk of Alzheimer’s and broke them into two groups, one with a healthy lifestyle intervention and the other without.  The study found adults with regular activity and healthy eating fared better on tests of memory, planning, problem solving and quick thinking.

 

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