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ICAD: Risk Factors Total a Score to Predict Dementia Risk

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MADRID, July 17 -- There's a simple way, to calculate a middle-age patient's eventual dementia risk, on a scale of one to 15, according to Swedish investigators.

The risk score highlights the role of vascular factors in the development of dementia 20 years hence, said Tiia Ngandu, Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

"It may help to identify individuals who can benefit from lifestyle changes and drug therapies," she said in a poster presented at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders here.

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