Dementia Specialist Boone NC

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.

Catherine A. Seiler
(828) 265-4846
171 Poplar Summit
Boone, NC
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1995-07-28

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Doreen Louise Hughes
(828) 264-9007
895 State Farm Rd
Boone, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Marshall Jay Stein
(828) 264-8759
132 Poplar Grove Connector
Boone, NC
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Mentor Behavioral Health Care
(828) 268-2172
249 Wilson Dr
Boone, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Ron R. Hood
(828) 264-4323
Blue Ridge Psych Services
Boone, NC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ball State University
Credentialed Since: 1994-07-25

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New River Substance Abuse Services
(828) 264-0319
132 Poplar Smt Connector
Boone, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Body/Mind Wellness Center
(828) 265-0190
895 State Farm Rd
Boone, NC
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Geraldine (Geri) A. Miller
(828) 262-6048
Dept of Human Dev & Psychol Couns
Boone, NC
Services
Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ball State University
Credentialed Since: 1999-12-01

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Creekside Group Home
(828) 262-1497
1099 Winklers Creek Rd
Boone, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Donald L. Clark
(828) 264-6576
P.O. Box 502
Boone, NC
Services
Psychological Assessment, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Florida
Credentialed Since: 1976-12-21

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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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