Do Non-Medicinal Interventions Reduce Dementia Risk? Studies are Inconclusive, Here’s Why

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Luke Stoeckel, PhD

In 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a report showing promising but inconclusive evidence suggesting that interventions like cognitive training, blood pressure control and increased physical activity reduce a person’s risk for dementia, but what does the research show now? Dr. Luke Stoeckel from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) joins the podcast to share where the research on lifestyle interventions is at, why studies on these interventions are difficult to complete and more.

Guest: Luke Stoeckel, PhD, program director, Mechanistic and Translational Decision Science Program, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), NIA

Show Notes

Learn about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on their website.

Read the 2017 National Academies’ report, “Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia,” for free on their website.

Learn about the National Academies’ Research Priorities for Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and find upcoming workshops on their website.

Find information on the 2021 National Academies workshop mentioned by Dr. Chin at 1:36 on the National Academies website.

Learn more about Dr. Stoeckel in his bio on the National Institute on Aging website.

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