Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common irreversible form of dementia and accounts for 60–80% of all dementia cases. It is not a normal part of aging and causes memory problems and other cognitive dysfunctions that may result in unpredictable changes in behavior. AD can be caused by many factors. Recently, Vitamin D deficiency has been recognized as a risk factor for AD. Vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency are major health problems affecting 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups. Unfortunately, public knowledge about Vitamin D deficiency and risk of AD is limited. The creation of two leaflets as informational tools for experts/professionals and families/caregivers/participants of Alzheimer’s Orange County was the goal of this project. The leaflets were reviewed by experts in the field and revisions were made. Future research should evaluate the effectiveness of the leaflets on increasing knowledge about Vitamin D and AD.
|Commitee:||Claver, Maria, Mark, Jackie|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Neurosciences, Gerontology, Public Health Education, Nutrition|
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