Healthy lifestyles and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias risk in a cohort of low-income Americans

Takeaway

  • A healthy lifestyle provides a significant benefit for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) prevention among socioeconomically disadvantaged Americans.

Why this matters?

  • While incidence of ADRD is higher in non-White and low-income individuals, these populations are often underrepresented in epidemiological studies leading to a scarcity of information on modifiable factors for ADRD prevention in these groups.

  • The findings that healthy lifestyles were associated with lowered incidence of ADRD in this group of socioeconomically disadvantaged Americans present tangible, achievable options for clinicians to provide to their patients to reduce ADRD risk and associated burden.