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New assessment allows researchers to determine risk for dementia

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Researchers at UAB have developed a risk assessment to help determine the likelihood someone may develop dementia.  

"We can offer targets for amounts of physical activity, cholesterol levels, weight, that will lower the risk of any individual," said Dr. David Geldmacher, a neurologist at UAB. 
 
The assessment is the first of its kind. To take part, participants will go to UAB's Risk Assessment Clinic in Birmingham.  The doctor will record family history information and other medical information about the patient. An MRI will also be conducted   

The patient will be brought back in for a second visit where the doctor will give them a detailed report about their risk of developing dementia. 

Geldmacher says they examine everything from blood pressure to body weight in determining one's risk. 
If you're interested in participating in the assessment, you can call 205-975-7575. The assessment costs $1,000.00.

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