Prevention of Alzheimer disease: The roles of nutrition and primary care
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? Primary prevention is key Prevalence of AD is on the rise. Chronic disease can alter quality of life significantly, and AD is no different. No cure exists. Primary prevention is the key. Change is the challenge, and it goes beyond recommending a dietary change: it involves a holistic and integrative approach to behavioral and nutritional awareness by both patient and provider. NPs, as trusted primary healthcare providers, are fortunate to have the opportunity to significantly impact the quality of life of those who entrust them.
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Tabitha J. Bane is a graduate student and Connie Cole is a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University, Fort Wayne, Ind.
The authors and planners have disclosed that they have no fi nancial relationships related to this article.
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