The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence, gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009.
This section of the AEU contains references to material about risk factors for dementia and cognitive decline. The evidence explores links with cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, glucose intolerance, interactions with other drug treatments and links with obesity, smoking and alcohol use.
Prognostic reviews, reporting the likely progression of disease, are also included.
Material is also provided concerning prevention, such as Vitamin B6 supplementation, statins and blood pressure lowering.
This AEU has since been updated in 2010. (See Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010).
2009 Annual Evidence Update on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. NHS Evidence: Later Life.