BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 70, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Prevention of Dementia-with Special Reference to Lifestyle and Vascular Risk Factors Haruo Hanyu 1 1Department of Geriatric Medicine, Tokyo Medical University Keyword: 認知症 , 生活習慣 , 生活習慣病 , 予防 , dementia , lifestyle , vascular risk factors , prevention pp.191-198
Published Date 2018/3/1
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There is a wide range of potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, including cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, sleep-apnea syndrome), psychosocial factors (e.g., depression), health behaviors (e.g., low level of physical or mental activity, smoking status), and head trauma. In the elderly, weight loss associated with frailty and sarcopenia is another risk factor for dementia. Recent epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of dementia has declined in the US and European countries during the last 20 years. In addition to an increase in educational attainment, treatment and prevention of vascular risk factors may contribute to some extent of the decline in dementia prevalence.

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70巻3号 (2018年3月)
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