Improving Air Quality Reduces Dementia Risk – Studies

Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2021 in Denver and virtually.

Previous reports have linked long-term air pollution exposure with accumulation of Alzheimer’s disease-related brain plaques, but this is the first accumulated evidence that reducing pollution, especially fine particulates in the air and pollutants from the burning of fuel, is associated with lower risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Both increasing levels of air pollution and increasing cases of dementia are worldwide public health crises. While research has linked air quality and cognition previously, these new data at AAIC 2021 explore how air pollutants might impact dementia and what reducing them might mean for long-term brain health.

Among the key findings are:

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  1. Paul Handover

    Tony, can you change the email address associated with your mailings to paulhandover@pm.me

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