Dementia Specialist Sheridan WY

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.

Renew
(307) 672-7481
1969 S Sheridan Ave
Sheridan, WY
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Mental Health Professional

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Iekel Jerry Acsw
(307) 674-6407
1 E Alger St
Sheridan, WY
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Mental Health Professional

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Lynn E Gordon
(307) 672-6789
Sheridan, WY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sprague Debra, M.Ed., LPC
(307) 699-1260
PO Box 703
Sheridan, WY
 
Rosen Recovery Center
(307) 352-6685
1414 9th St
Rock Springs, WY
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Mental Health Professional

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Schutte Barbara Ms Lpc
(307) 673-4804
23 N Scott St Ste 28
Sheridan, WY
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Mental Health Professional

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David Mark Olson
(307) 672-3473
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
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Psychiatry

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Deanne Wyssman
(307) 674-6446
Sheridan, WY
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Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Preuit Daigle Van Tuyl & Wriedt Counseling Pc
(307) 682-6699
1401 W 2nd St Unit 1
Gillette, WY
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Mental Health Professional

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(307) 587-3008
1002 Rumsey Ave
Cody, WY
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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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