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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