This study aims to determine which potentially modifiable risk factors, including socioeconomic, lifestyle/dietary, cardiometabolic, and inflammatory factors, are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The design of the study is a Mendelian randomisation study using genetic variants associated with the modifiable risk factors as instrumental variables. The study concludes that the results provide support that higher educational attainment is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
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NHS England, 15 September 2015
The current national and international focus on dementia has been widely welcomed as a vehicle to raise the profile of, and attract attention to, what has been a hitherto relatively neglected area of scientific interest and clinical practice…
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The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, April 2015
This Cochrane Systematic review aims to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of rivastigmine for patients with dementia of Alzheimer’s type.
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Health Innovation Network South London, March 2015
The Health Innovation Network worked with The Alzheimer’s Society, Innovations in Dementia and community groups across South London to produce a Resource Pack to promote the importance of peer support opportunities for people with dementia. It brings together in one place evidenced based resources to help community groups and funders set up and run peer support groups, as well as guidance on how to make older people groups more dementia friendly.
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British Medical Journal, 9 September 2014
A case control study to investigate the relation between the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and exposure to benzodiazepines started at least five years before, considering both the dose-response relation and prodromes (anxiety, depression, insomnia) possibly linked with treatment.
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