Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alzheimer disease.

@article{Patterson2008DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Christopher J S Patterson and John W. Feightner and Angeles Garcia and Ging-Yuek R Hsiung and Christopher Macknight and Adele D. Sadovnick},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2008},
  volume={178 5},
  pages={
          548-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND In addition to nonmodifiable genetic risk factors, potentially modifiable factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and environmental exposures have been identified as risk factors for Alzheimer disease. In this article, we provide physicians with practical guidance on risk assessment and primary prevention of Alzheimer disease based on recommendations from the Third Canadian Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia, held in March 2006. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING

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