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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Role of nurses in addressing modifiable risk factors for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment
Author(s): Hope, Kevin
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease
Dementia
Mild cognitive impairment
Modifiable risk factor
Nurse
Issue Date: Apr-2020
Citation: Hope K (2020) Role of nurses in addressing modifiable risk factors for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. British Journal of Nursing, 29 (8), pp. 460-469. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.8.460
Abstract: A multidisciplinary advisory group of health professionals involved in dementia care assessed the current evidence base regarding modifiable risk factors (MRFs) for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Based on evidence from the published literature and clinical experience, MRFs in four areas were identified where there is evidence to support interventions that may help delay cognitive decline or reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease: medical (eg cardiovascular risk factors), psychosocial (eg depression, anxiety, social isolation), lifestyle (eg lack of physical activity, smoking) and nutrition (eg poor diet, lack of micronutrients). Practical guidance on how health professionals, but in particular nurses, may actively seek to address these MRFs in clinical practice was also developed. Nurses are at the forefront of patient care and, as such, are ideally placed to offer advice to patients that may proactively help mitigate the risks of cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer's disease.
DOI Link: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.8.460
Rights: Copyright © 2020 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article published by MA Healthcare Ltd and distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Licence URL(s): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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