Dementia: Risk Factors and Updated Review

Authors

  • H Nepal Department Of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield
  • B Jeffrey Department Of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • M Bhattarai Department of Internal Medicine Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v6i2.21750

Keywords:

Major Neurocognitive Disorder, Modifiable Risk Factors

Abstract

 With the tremendous rise in the aging population around the world, the prevalence of Major Neurocognitive Disorders is skyrocketing. In the same manner, the burden of the morbidity and mortality associated with the such disorders has been a global health problem. Most of the time, the cause of Major Neurocognitive Disorder is unknown. Our review article is an attempt to summarize the likely modifiable risk factors associated with the disorder. In this manner there could be insight into further confirmatory and exploratory evidence based studies of these factors for early intervention to prevent and delay the progression of full blown disease. Among the modifiable risk factors, the ones that have been discussed here are smoking, activity both physical and cognitive, cardiovascular risk factors, depression, traumatic brain injury and sleep.

J Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017, Page: 3-7

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Author Biographies

H Nepal, Department Of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield

PGY-5

B Jeffrey, Department Of Psychiatry, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor

M Bhattarai, Department of Internal Medicine Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield

Assistant Professor

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Published

2018-11-22

How to Cite

Nepal, H., Jeffrey, B., & Bhattarai, M. (2018). Dementia: Risk Factors and Updated Review. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 6(2), 3–7. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v6i2.21750

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