Tuesday, 19 August 2003: 15:45-17:15
Sheraton Ballrooms I-V (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S049 Life-Span Risk Factors for the Development of Dementia

This symposium examines how risk factors occuring during different times during the life span may modify the risk of dementia in late life. Inherited factors, factors in early in life (e.g. brain size, socioeconomic factors, life events, education, linguistic ability), in midlife (e.g. occupation, medication, head trauma, hypertension and other vascular factors) and late life (e.g. social network, nutrition) may interact to cause dementia in late life. Different risk factors may also differ in their importance at different stages of life. Other factors may modify the negative influence of different risk factors. The effect of age on the incidence of late-life dementias may simply be the sum of different negative and positive factors occuring during life. The speakers in this symposia will address these questions using data from the Nun Study, the Cashe County Study, The Honolulu Asia Study, the Kungsholmen Study and the Gothenburg Longitudinal Studies
Chair:Ingmar Skoog
 S049-001 The Gothenburg Longitudinal Study on Aging: Early Life Risk Factors for Dementia
Ingmar Skoog, Erin Bigler
 S049-002 Dementia Risk Factors Across the Lifespan in the Nun Study
David Snowdon, Suzanne Tyas
 S049-003 Nixon's Law: For AD Risk Factors, "Timing is Everything”
John Breitner
 S049-004 Alzheimer's Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: An Old Disease with Young Origins Factors
L. J. Launer
 S049-005 Life-Time Occupational History in Relation to Dementia: The Kungsholmen Project
Laura Fratiglioni, Chengxuan Qui, Anita Karp, Bengt Winblad, Tom Bellander

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