Web Resource Rating
What is a Web Resource Rating?
Evaluations that tell you whether free resources on the internet are based on scientific research
Got It, Hide this
- Website: HealthLine
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Dementia affects millions of people around the world, and there is no current treatment. There are a few ways to lower your risk. Eat a well-balanced diet, exercise, stay social, and limit alcohol and smoking.
View This Article
cognitive, cognition, dementia, Alzheimer's, memory, forget, think, remember, prevention
How was this rated?
Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 10/1/2019 3:01:01 AM
Learn more about how we rate Web Resources
Related Web Resources
Informed Health Online
Gingko supplements (240 mg per day) may help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and enable you to perform daily tasks better. Be aware that gingko could interact with other medications, so talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.
New research shows that if you have high blood sugar, you might be more at risk for cognitive decline as you age. Whether or not you have diabetes, it is important to keep your blood sugar under control.
Research has shown that taking statins later in life will not prevent Alzheimer’s or dementia. Statins are used to manage cholesterol. Cholesterol management may lower your risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease as you get older.
Related Evidence Summaries
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2012)
The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2018)
DISCLAIMER: Web Resource Ratings are provided for informational purposes only and to facilitate discussions with your healthcare providers, family members, or informal care givers. They are not a substitute for advice from your own health care professionals. The Portal is not responsible for the content of external websites, nor is it an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners (or their products/services). The Web Resource Ratings may be reproduced for not-for-profit educational purposes only. Any other uses must be approved by the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (firstname.lastname@example.org).