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Evidence to Practice
February 2018

Modifiable Risk Factors and Prevention of Dementia: What Is the Latest Evidence?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
  • 2Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
  • 3Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco
  • 4San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(2):281-282. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7299

This Evidence to Practice review provides a summary and commentary on 2 recent commissioned reports on strategies for preventing and treating dementia. The first report,1 commissioned by the National Institute of Aging came from the National Academy of Medicine, which was tasked to comment on the state of knowledge for preventing or slowing cognitive decline and dementia. This report was informed by a systematic review conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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