Prevention of Alzheimer's disease

C. A. Szekely, J. C.S. Breitner, P. P. Zandi

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The already considerable public health burden of Alzheimer's disease will likely worsen as populations around the world age. As a result, there is considerable motivation to develop effective strategies for preventing the disease. A wide variety of such strategies are under investigation and include pharmaceuticals, nutriceuticals, diet, physical activity and cognitive activity. We review here the most promising candidates and the epidemiologic evidence for their efficacy. Although none of these have yet to be definitively shown to prevent Alzheimer's disease, further research should help to clarify what role they may play in reducing the burden of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-706
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Review of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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