Dementia Specialist Windsor CT

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.

Community Health Resources
(860) 731-5522
995 Day Hill Rd
Windsor, CT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Kenneth S Blatt
(860) 297-0905
500 Vine St
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Nancy Willene Deackoff
(860) 297-0905
500 Vine Street
Harford, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Bernard J Langenauer
(860) 714-2750
675 Tower Ave
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Community Health Resources
(860) 623-3039
70 S Water St
East Windsor, CT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Walter J. Pawlowski
(860) 916-1134
113 Maple Avenue
Windsor, CT
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Nova Southeastern University
Credentialed Since: 1983-08-11

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Richard Judd Miller
(860) 243-3477
3 Northwestern Dr
Bloomfield, CT
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Lori Calabrese
(860) 648-9755
1330 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Mohammed Siddique Simjee
(860) 297-0905
500 Vine Street
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Bruce Alan Fischer
(860) 297-0873
500 Vine Street
Hartford, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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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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