Dementia Specialist Atmore AL

With the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise—in 2005 a panel of experts suggested cases worldwide would double every 20 years from the roughly 25 million cases then diagnosed—doctors and the general public alike would welcome a way to predict the likelihood of contracting the condition.

Southwest Ala Mental Health
(251) 446-1994
309 E Ridgeley St
Atmore, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Century Clinic of Lakeview Center
(850) 256-6280
6021 Industrial Blvd
Century, FL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Gayle S. Janzen
(205) 403-0955
Cahaba Psychol Ctr, Ste 115
Birmingham, AL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Credentialed Since: 1994-11-07

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Mental Health America in Montgomery Inc
(334) 262-5500
1116 S Hull St
Montgomery, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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The Harbor
(251) 990-1119
750 Morphy Ave
Fairhope, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Southwest Alabama Mental Health
(251) 446-7387
200 M L King Ave
Atmore, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mental Health Center
(251) 937-2010
2009 Medical Center Dr
Bay Minette, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Cindy Fuller CRNP
(205) 822-9544
1025 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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American Behavioral
(205) 871-7814
550 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Survivors of Mental Illness
(251) 342-0261
4351 Midmost Dr
Mobile, AL
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Mental Health Professional

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Assessing Dementia Risk

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By James Keough

With the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise—in 2005 a panel of experts suggested cases worldwide would double every 20 years from the roughly 25 million cases then diagnosed—doctors and the general public alike would welcome a way to predict the likelihood of contracting the condition.

Recently scientists at the Aging Research Center in Stockholm, Sweden, developed a risk-factor score based on the study of 1,409 subjects whom they had first examined at around 50 years of age and then again roughly 20 years later. They found that high age, blood cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, and low education levels (less than 10 years) significantly predicted future dementia. The risk-factor scores ranged from zero to 15; middle-aged subjects with a score of 12 to 15 faced a 16.4 percent risk of dementia.

While the researchers stress the need for further refinement and validation of their methods, the high level of predictability in the risk-factor score highlights the importance of lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, staying fit, and keeping mentally active in middle age and beyond. With no cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s in sight, prevention remains the only available option for achieving a clearheaded old age.

Author: James Keough

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