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Special Issue: Nutrition in Prevention and Management of Dementia

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Special Issue: Nutrition in Prevention and Management of Dementia

Published: March 2016

Volume 1367

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As the world's aging population continues to grow, dementia and optimal nutrition among the elderly are global health and economic challenges. The scope of dementia research has broadened to focus not only on pharmaceutical solutions but also on prevention and progression strategies through nutritional interventions. This Annals issue presents a collection of papers stemming from the conference \"The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management,\" held on March 26 and 27, 2015, at the New York Academy of Sciences. These papers, written by nutrition and dementia researchers and practitioners, cover several aspects of nutrition for aging populations, including thiamine deficiency in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and a reversal of pathology with thiamine restoration; the role of vitamin D in dementia prevention; the effect of nutritional ketosis on cognitive outcomes in AD; the application of precision medicine techniques for AD prevention; nutritional status as a key factor in the loss of cognitive abilities with aging; psychosocial interventions to improve food intake in dementia patients; and nutritional risk factors for dementia.