The biggest risk factor for developing dementia is age. Dementia affects both men and women, with women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and men more likely to develop vascular dementia. Most of these cases affect people over the age of 65 years with only 5% of cases reported below this age.
As part of our ongoing series looking at the role of dietary supplements in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, this article looks at key principles underlying nutritional interventions to help the clinician judge the validity of the claims and counter-claims that currently exist in available literature.
Pain management in patients with dementia is challenging. Although selfreporting is considered to be the gold standard for pain assessment, patients with dementia can find it difficult to verbalise their pain due to memory problems and communication difficulties. This is part two of a two-part article.