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ICAD: Risk Factors Total a Score to Predict Dementia Risk

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MedPage Today Action Points

o Explain to patients that the dementia risk score suggests that there is a link between cardiovascular health and dementia.

o Indicate that the dementia risk score is based upon a single point in time and the effects of treatment on the risk score have not been determined.

o This study was published as an abstract and presented orally at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary as they have not yet been reviewed and published in a peer-reviewed publication.

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.

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