Dementia Specialist Nashua NH

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 Craig Ellen
(603) 883-0005
1 Main St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Andrew Oliver Brown
(603) 883-0005
1 Main St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Santharam Yadati
(603) 577-3098
8 Prospect St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Jonathan Sobin
(603) 889-8781
16 Broad St
Nashua, NH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Massachusetts School Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1993-10-26

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Philip Wright Sullivan
(603) 881-9311
29 Northwest Blvd
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Mclaughlin Debora Lcmhc
(603) 880-1968
120 Main St
Nashua, NH
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Community Council
(603) 546-0254
440 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Jeung H Sohn
(603) 889-6147
7 Prospect St
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry

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Susana Lugo
(603) 881-9311
29 Northwest Blvd
Nashua, NH
Specialty
Psychiatry

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James R. Graves
(978) 496-2050
70 Heather Court
Nashua, NH
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Sports Psychology, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: American University
Credentialed Since: 1978-03-07

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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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