Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research

Nutrition and Dementia


Publishing date
15 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Dec 2011

Lead Editor

1Faculty of Medicine, Section of Medical Genetics, University of Pisa, Via S. Giuseppe 22, 56126 Pisa, Italy

2IRCCS, Oasi Maria SS Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging, Via Conte Ruggero 73, 94018 Troina (EN), Italy

3Department of Psychology and Department of Surgery “P. Valdoni”, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy

4Nutrition and Brain Health Laboratory, Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel


Nutrition and Dementia

Description

Dementia is a progressive decline in the ability to remember, learn, understand, and communicate. Alzheimer's disease represents the most common form of dementia in the elderly, affecting about 28 million individuals worldwide. Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are sorely limited, falling short of preventing or significantly slowing disease progression. Compelling epidemiological observations suggest that human nutrition and lifestyle factors can modify the risk of late onset dementia. This has motivated fundamental research to clarify the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical research into the efficacy of the indicated interventions. Despite this, evidence for the cognitive benefit of nutritional and lifestyle interventions in Alzheimer's disease remains equivocal, and a clear elucidation of mechanisms remains elusive. This special issue aims to present cutting-edge basic and clinical research on nutrition in dementia and to provide a timely forum for the critical evaluation and delineation of new approaches and opportunities for nutritional and lifestyle interventions.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, review articles, and meta-analyses of the literature that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the possible contribution of dietary factors in late onset dementia. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Vitamins, micronutrients, and dementia
  • Early life nutrition and risk of late onset dementia
  • Role of Mediterranean diet, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and food bioactive compounds
  • One carbon metabolism, epigenetics, and dementia risk and prevention
  • Food combinations and nutritional strategies for the prevention of cognitive decline
  • Nutrigenomic and metabolic determinants of dementia risk
  • Obesity, insulin, metabolic syndrome, and dementia risk
  • Nutrient sensing and brain metabolism in brain aging
  • Special design considerations for nutrition intervention trials in dementia
  • Role of caregivers in supporting dementia patients and treatment of nutrition problems with PEGs
  • Evidence-based medicine, closing the gaps between basic, epidemiologic, and clinical research

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 926082
  • - Editorial

Nutrition and Dementia

Fabio Coppedè | Paolo Bosco | ... | Aron M. Troen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 986823
  • - Review Article

Alzheimer's Disease Promotion by Obesity: Induced Mechanisms—Molecular Links and Perspectives

Rita Businaro | Flora Ippoliti | ... | Andrea Fuso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 384094
  • - Review Article

The Role of Insulin and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1/FoxO-Mediated Transcription for the Pathogenesis of Obesity-Associated Dementia

Lorna Moll | Markus Schubert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 184042
  • - Research Article

Dyslipidemia and Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity in Alzheimer's Disease

Gene L. Bowman | Jeffrey A. Kaye | Joseph F. Quinn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 983056
  • - Review Article

Nutrition in Severe Dementia

Glaucia Akiko Kamikado Pivi | Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci | Rodrigo Rizek Schultz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 826398
  • - Research Article

Sarcopenic Obesity and Cognitive Functioning: The Mediating Roles of Insulin Resistance and Inflammation?

M. E. Levine | E. M. Crimmins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 302875
  • - Review Article

Nicotinamide, NAD(P)(H), and Methyl-Group Homeostasis Evolved and Became a Determinant of Ageing Diseases: Hypotheses and Lessons from Pellagra

Adrian C. Williams | Lisa J. Hill | David B. Ramsden
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