Dementia Specialist Chesapeake VA

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.

Stephen C. Ganderson
(757) 548-9996
PO Box 2739
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1996-03-29

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Priti Vipin Shah
(757) 846-7272
402 Plane Tree Mews
Chesapeake, VA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 2009-08-17

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Amanda Rhodes
(757) 547-9007
860 Greenbrier Cir
Chesapeake, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Ingrid Schmedtje
(757) 547-9334
224 Great Bridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Kearley Mary Ann Lpc
(757) 547-9007
860 Greenbrier Cir
Chesapeake, VA
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Paris Donna Lcsw
(757) 410-0072
1015 Eden Way N
Chesapeake, VA
Industry
Hypnotherapist, Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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William L. Mulligan
(757) 410-0700
637 Kingsborough Square
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yale University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-25

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Muhammad S Quidwai
(757) 547-9334
224 Great Bridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Robert P Pitsenbarger
(757) 547-9334
224 Great Bridge Blv
Chesapeake, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Frank J Gripka
(757) 547-7877
126 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), 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: Southern Illinois University
Credentialed Since: 1997-02-05

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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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