Silver Book Fact

Some studies have indicate that the management of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, overweight or obesity, and other cardiovascular risk factors may help avoid or delay cognitive decline.

Alzheimer's Association. 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2009; 5(3): 234-70. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(09)00074-0/fulltext

Reference

Title
2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 3
Pages
234-70
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, delays Alzheimer’s patients’ need for full-time care, with overall cost savings estimated between $323 and $4,256 per patient.  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, one of the most promising medicines in development is to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The medicine inhibits plaque formation and blocks the…  
  • A new study reports that using optogenetics, stimulating specific brain cells using light, may provide better results for Parkinson’s patients than traditional deep brain stimulation because of the ability to…  
  • One study shows that electrical spinal cord stimulation significantly improved motor function in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease.  
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved five drugs that temporarily improve Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.