Dementia Specialist West Linn OR

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.

Help Eliminate Learning Problems Inc
(503) 635-3389
17600 Pacific Hwy
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Safe Haven
(503) 722-5237
142 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Griswold Karen MA Mental Health Therapist
(503) 744-3244
4500 Kruse Way Ste 100
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Eric Goranson
(503) 635-1604
16001 Quarry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Oregon Mental Health Counselors Assoc
(503) 402-1889
9 Monroe Pkwy Ste 280
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Midwife, Psychologist

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Northwest Behavioral Healthcare
(503) 722-4470
18000 Webster Rd
Gladstone, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Oregon City Manor
(503) 657-3071
303 S High St
Oregon City, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Norvin R. (Jake) Cooley
(503) 657-7235
Willamette Valley Family Ctr, L.L.C.
Oregon City, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Nova Southeastern University
Credentialed Since: 1989-05-19

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Center For Communication & Learning Skills
(503) 699-9022
14674 Rainbow Dr
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mcclure Douglas G Psy.D.
(503) 697-1800
15880 Quarry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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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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