Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is currently the most common incurable forms of dementia. The number of people affected by this disease is expected to grow rapidly in the next decades due to the present demographic changes. Since the pharmacological treatment of AD is quite costly, researchers try to look for alternative treatments for patients suffering from AD. The purpose of this article is to explore the non-pharmacological preventive intervention strategies which can help healthy elderly individuals to delay the development of AD and in this way enable them to stay independent on the assistance of other people. Firstly, a method of literature review analyzing the data contained in the world’s prestigious scientific databases: PubMed, Web of Science, Springer, and Scopus, in the period of 1990 – 2015 is used. Secondly, a method of comparison of different research studies examining preventive, non-invasive, intervention strategies in lowering the risk of cognitive decline is applied.
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20 May 2016
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Psychology, clinical psychology, psychotherapy, abnormal psychology
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Klimova, B. (2016). Alternative Approaches in the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. In Z. Bekirogullari, M. Y. Minas, & R. X. Thambusamy (Eds.), Clinical & Counselling Psychology - CPSYC 2016, vol 9. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 36-40). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.05.02.4