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Prevention of common neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly.

Abstract

Since population aging has become a worldwide phenomenon, the burden of the age-related neurodegenerative diseases is expected to increase dramatically in both developed and developing nations. Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder among old people. Prevention may represent an ideal solution to the challenge posed by this condition. Recent epidemiological studies have revealed a number of risk and protective factors that could influence occurrence of dementia including Alzheimer type dementia. We propose that an active and stimulating lifestyle in late life as well as an optimal control of vascular and other chronic diseases both at middle age and late life can be two possible intervention strategies to prevent or postpone the onset of dementia, and perhaps other neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

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    Aging Research Center, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Gavlegatan 16, S-113 30, Stockholm, Sweden. laura.fratiglioni@ki.se

    Source

    Experimental gerontology 44:1-2 pg 46-50

    MeSH

    Age Factors
    Aged
    Aging
    Cerebrovascular Disorders
    Genetic Predisposition to Disease
    Humans
    Life Style
    Middle Aged
    Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Obesity
    Risk Factors
    Social Class

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    18620039

    Citation

    Fratiglioni, Laura, and Chengxuan Qiu. "Prevention of Common Neurodegenerative Disorders in the Elderly." Experimental Gerontology, vol. 44, no. 1-2, 2009, pp. 46-50.
    Fratiglioni L, Qiu C. Prevention of common neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly. Exp Gerontol. 2009;44(1-2):46-50.
    Fratiglioni, L., & Qiu, C. (2009). Prevention of common neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly. Experimental Gerontology, 44(1-2), pp. 46-50. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2008.06.006.
    Fratiglioni L, Qiu C. Prevention of Common Neurodegenerative Disorders in the Elderly. Exp Gerontol. 2009;44(1-2):46-50. PubMed PMID: 18620039.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Prevention of common neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly. AU - Fratiglioni,Laura, AU - Qiu,Chengxuan, Y1 - 2008/06/24/ PY - 2008/06/06/received PY - 2008/06/12/revised PY - 2008/06/17/accepted PY - 2008/7/16/entrez PY - 2008/7/16/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline SP - 46 EP - 50 JF - Experimental gerontology JO - Exp. Gerontol. VL - 44 IS - 1-2 N2 - Since population aging has become a worldwide phenomenon, the burden of the age-related neurodegenerative diseases is expected to increase dramatically in both developed and developing nations. Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder among old people. Prevention may represent an ideal solution to the challenge posed by this condition. Recent epidemiological studies have revealed a number of risk and protective factors that could influence occurrence of dementia including Alzheimer type dementia. We propose that an active and stimulating lifestyle in late life as well as an optimal control of vascular and other chronic diseases both at middle age and late life can be two possible intervention strategies to prevent or postpone the onset of dementia, and perhaps other neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. SN - 1873-6815 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18620039/Prevention_of_common_neurodegenerative_disorders_in_the_elderly_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0531-5565(08)00171-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -