Dementia Specialist Goldsboro 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.

W. Woodrow Albertson
(919) 736-0203
P.O. Box 11331
Goldsboro, NC
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Virginia
Credentialed Since: 1986-09-02

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Bahman Malekpour
(919) 734-2222
2805 Mclamb Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Mental Health Association In Wayne County
(919) 734-3530
804 Corporate Dr
Goldsboro, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Ramaswamy Sriraman
(919) 734-6676
1706 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Hinnant Susan
(919) 731-4745
2510 Norwood Ave
Goldsboro, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Freeman Ada G
(919) 734-2222
2805 Mclamb Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Universal Mental Health
(919) 778-4251
642 N Spence Ave
Goldsboro, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Joanne Villei
(919) 734-4736
Goldsboro Pediatrics, P.A.
Goldsboro, NC
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Nova Southeastern University
Credentialed Since: 2001-04-20

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Tranquility Counseling Services
(919) 751-8989
3300 Cashwell Dr
Goldsboro, NC
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Triangle Comprehensive Health Service
(919) 751-0277
1705 N Berkeley Blvd
Goldsboro, NC
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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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