No increases for depressive, anxiety symptoms seen with screening in rural, suburban, urban primary care clinics.
Medical history, cognitive and physical examination, laboratory testing, and brain imaging can help identify causes of dementia, and several pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches can help manage the disease.
Identification of etiological subtype of dementia more likely in patients who see a specialist.
Model of physical, psychological, and social elements predicts 3- and 7-year dementia risk.
Draft recommendation statement says evidence inadequate for weighing benefits, harms of screening.
In a large population-based study, individuals with sustained hypertension in midlife to late life had a 49% increased risk of subsequent dementia compared with those who remained normotensive.
Engaging in regular physical activity and taking active measures to reduce vascular risk may have a synergistic effect in delaying the progression of Alzheimer disease.
More frequent social contact during midlife linked to better subsequent cognitive trajectory.
Patients receiving a statin have reduced risk for dementia, independent of cardiovascular meds use.