Alzheimer's Disease: Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies

Joann T. Tschanz, John C.S. Breitner

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2 Scopus citations


"The etiology of Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia in late-life, is unknown. There are no therapies that effectively ameliorate the symptoms, nor stop the eventual deterioration of cognition, function, and behavior. Research over the past several decades has identified a number of modifiable factors that increase the risk for Alzheimer's Disease, as well as those associated with a reduction in risk. This chapter reviews the current research literature on risk factors for Alzheimer's Disease and reviews potential strategies for its prevention."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470747230
StatePublished - Dec 2 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • 'glucocorticoid cascade' - invoked to underlie hippocampal damage, cognitive impairment observed with chronic stress in aged organisms
  • Advanced glycation end-products (AGE)
  • Alzheimer's disease - risk factors and preventive strategies
  • Dementia, cause of disability and mortality among the elderly
  • Early-onset forms of AD - no single identified cause of disorder
  • Mechanisms, underlying sex-specific difference - in AD risk, presently unknown
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease - and AD
  • Scientific literature, identifying - risk factors putatively associated with AD
  • Strategies for prevention of AD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), risk of AD - persons with history of head trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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