Research on Capitol Hill

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Maria Norton


Research on prevention strategies have shown promising results for delaying onset of Alzheimer's disease with simple lifestyle changes.

Preventable medical conditions linked to increase risk for AD include:

  • high blood pressure
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • poorly managed diabetes

Several behavioral factors have been associated with risk of developing the disease. These include:

  • sleep quality
  • stress-management
  • social engagement
  • cognitive activity

Although there are known genetic factors, current estimates attribute less than 35% of all diagnoses to heredity alone.

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Research On Capitol Hill 2016

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Psychology Commons



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