Dementia Specialist Talladega AL

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.

Cheaha Mental Health Center
(256) 362-8600
10 Bemiston Ave
Talladega, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Jefferson-Blount-St Clair Mental Health Authority
(205) 251-1941
2000 7th Ave N
Pell City, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Kelly Kaplan
(256) 831-0790
Oxford, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Roy C. Martin
(205) 934-2334
U-AL Birmingham, Dept of Neurology
Birmingham, AL
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1996-10-07

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Marianne Saitz
(251) 473-4423
2400 Gordon Smith Dr
Mobile, AL
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Rainbow Omega Inc Business Ofc
(256) 831-0919
100 Hope Dr
Eastaboga, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Wesley Wilkes
(205) 968-8428
Talladega, AL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Cantonese

Renee R Richesin
(205) 879-9964
200 Office Park Dr
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Adam Bishop Center
(205) 384-1126
1100 7th Ave
Jasper, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mobile Mental Health Center
(251) 666-7704
4211 Government Blvd
Mobile, AL
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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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