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Screening und Prävention kognitiver Störungen bei älteren Menschen


Gietl, Anton F; Unschuld, Paul Gerson (2015). Screening und Prävention kognitiver Störungen bei älteren Menschen. Swiss Medical Forum, 15(43):982-986.

Abstract

Screening and prevention of cognitive disorder in the elderly Age is the main risk factor for dementia, and early stages of cognitive decline may be challenging to identify. In this review, potential benefits of early diagnostic assessment are discussed. These include the identification and timely treatment of potentially reversible causes for cognitive impairment, avoidance of potential deficits in treatment of medical comorbidities, the opportunity to plan better for future needs and, finally, the therapeutic potential of non-pharmacological interventions. Furthermore, the promise of prospective disease-modifying medications, which are currently still being tested in clinical trials, will be addressed. While regimens combining dietary changes and cognitive training, as well as physical exercise, have been shown to provide benefit at low risk for adverse effects, improved medical care for other age-related disorders such as arterial hypertension, cardiac disease or diabetes may also have significant impact on reducing dementia prevalence.

Abstract

Screening and prevention of cognitive disorder in the elderly Age is the main risk factor for dementia, and early stages of cognitive decline may be challenging to identify. In this review, potential benefits of early diagnostic assessment are discussed. These include the identification and timely treatment of potentially reversible causes for cognitive impairment, avoidance of potential deficits in treatment of medical comorbidities, the opportunity to plan better for future needs and, finally, the therapeutic potential of non-pharmacological interventions. Furthermore, the promise of prospective disease-modifying medications, which are currently still being tested in clinical trials, will be addressed. While regimens combining dietary changes and cognitive training, as well as physical exercise, have been shown to provide benefit at low risk for adverse effects, improved medical care for other age-related disorders such as arterial hypertension, cardiac disease or diabetes may also have significant impact on reducing dementia prevalence.

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Other titles:Nicht-pharmakologische Interventionen mit therapeutischem Potential
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2015
Deposited On:29 Dec 2015 09:47
Last Modified:26 Aug 2021 12:10
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:1424-3784
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://medicalforum.ch/aktuelle-ausgabe/artikel/screening-und-praevention-kognitiver-stoerungen-bei-aelteren-menschen.html

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