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Risk and Protective Factors for Alzheimer's Disease and Potential Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Health Care Regimen

WEN Zehuai, LIANG Weixiong, LAI Shilong (Senile Encephalopathy Institute,Guangzhou University of TCM,Guangzhou 510405,China)  
This paper reviewed the studies of risk and protective factors for Alzheimer's disease(AD)in the recent 15 years.The authors agreed that age,gender,lower education,occupation,dementia history,head injury were the accepted risk factors for AD,and early education,anti_decrepitude,prevention of head injury and estrogen replacement therapy were likely to prevent the occurrence of AD.By reviewing the potential effects of health care regimen in traditional Chinese medicine(TCM),the authors presented a hypothesis that the health care regimen in TCM may be a protective factor,and a research strategy from retrospective study to prospective study should be carried out.
【Fund】: 广东省科委基金项目 !(编号 :930 914);; 广东省卫生系统“五个一科教兴医”重点科研项目 !(编号 :粤卫 [1997]2 0 4)
【CateGory Index】: R277.7
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