Tag Archives: 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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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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Dementia Prevalence: Analysed by Protected Characteristics (PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have released a systematic review which examines variations in the incidence and prevalence of dementia between groups defined by (“protected”) characteristics; including socio-economic status, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation and disability. It investigates … 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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