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Measuring and interpreting the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions for age-related cognitive decline

Chapter


Abstract


  • The world's population is aging rapidly, with the proportion of the population

    over 60 growing at a rate of around 2% per annum in the developed world (United

    Nations, 2009). In the most developed regions, 264 million people (21% of the population)

    were estimated to be 60 years and older in 2009, with this figure projected

    to increase to around 416 million (33% of the population) by the year 2050 (United

    Nations, 2009). A major societal health issue for an aging population is not only the

    greater incidence of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease but

    also the impact of normal age-related cognitive decline. Up to 50% of adults aged 64

    and over have reported difficulties with their memory (Reid and MacLullich, 2006).

    In response to the reality of an aging population, there has been increased research

    focus in recent years on the development of effective interventions that may ameliorate

    the declines in cognitive ability.

Editors


  •   Stough, Con K. (external editor)
  •   Scholey, Andrew (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Pipingas, A. & Camfield, D. A. (2013). Measuring and interpreting the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions for age-related cognitive decline. In C. Stough & A. Scholey (Eds.), Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition (pp. 17-26). United States: CRC Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/517

Book Title


  • Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition

Start Page


  • 17

End Page


  • 26

Abstract


  • The world's population is aging rapidly, with the proportion of the population

    over 60 growing at a rate of around 2% per annum in the developed world (United

    Nations, 2009). In the most developed regions, 264 million people (21% of the population)

    were estimated to be 60 years and older in 2009, with this figure projected

    to increase to around 416 million (33% of the population) by the year 2050 (United

    Nations, 2009). A major societal health issue for an aging population is not only the

    greater incidence of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease but

    also the impact of normal age-related cognitive decline. Up to 50% of adults aged 64

    and over have reported difficulties with their memory (Reid and MacLullich, 2006).

    In response to the reality of an aging population, there has been increased research

    focus in recent years on the development of effective interventions that may ameliorate

    the declines in cognitive ability.

Editors


  •   Stough, Con K. (external editor)
  •   Scholey, Andrew (external editor)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Pipingas, A. & Camfield, D. A. (2013). Measuring and interpreting the efficacy of nutraceutical interventions for age-related cognitive decline. In C. Stough & A. Scholey (Eds.), Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition (pp. 17-26). United States: CRC Press.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/517

Book Title


  • Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition

Start Page


  • 17

End Page


  • 26