Tag Archives: Potentially Modifiable Socio-Environmental Risk Factors for Dementia

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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On the Road to Dementia? (BBC / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary Researchers following nearly 2 million Canadians in Ontario over 11 years have discovered that living close to busy roads appears to be associated with a higher incidence of dementia. It is suggested that possibly 10% of dementia cases amongst … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Potential Environmental Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer Scotland / BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Experts at the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre have compiled a list of the environmental factors which are thought likely to contribute to the risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference List of dementia environmental risk factors drawn … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Might Increase Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society / PNAS / NHS Choices)

Summary Particles of iron oxide (magnetite) related to air pollution have been discovered in samples of human brain tissue. There may be a weak link between air pollution-related particulates and development of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, but the evidence at … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Risk of Dementia (The Telegraph / Stroke / BBC News / RCP / Environmental Research)

Summary Research suggests that middle-aged and older adults living in towns and cities may be prone to an increased risk of brain shrinkage and silent strokes, both of which have been linked to dementia. The study of over 900 adults … Continue reading

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Northern Countries: Environmental Risk Factors Behind Geographical Variations in Dementia Risk? (BBC News / Epidemiology)

Summary People living further north appear to be more likely to develop dementia. Scientists mapped prevalence of dementia in Scotland among 37,000 people born in 1921. A second study involved over 26,000 Swedish twins living in different parts of that … Continue reading

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