A research article published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia provides important details on a pivotal United States Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk.
The U.S. POINTER study will be conducted to confirm and expand the results of the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) in Americans, the latter of which showed that exercise, good food, and social activity helped older people at risk for memory loss. The POINTER study also aims to determine whether changes in how we live can preserve memory and thinking skills as we age.
A recent Lancet Commission report describes the potential iofaddressing modifiable risk factors to prevent or delay approximately 40% of dementia cases. Multidomain interventions addressing multiple risk factors demonstrate significant promise over single-component interventions for reducing cognitive decline risk by allowing customization to individual needs, enhancing adherence, and addressing varied challenges.