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PIA Overview:
Nutrition, Metabolism and Dementia


Chairs:  Martha Clare Morris (Academic Chair), Gene Bowman (Industry Chair), Nikolaos Scarmeas (Program Chair) and Benedict Albensi (Communications Chair)                                                          

There is an abundance of evidence that suggests nutrition and metabolism play a role in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s dementia.  However, the field of study is particularly complex and inconsistencies in the literature make the development of sound public health recommendations a major challenge.  This interest group will create a ‘hub’ at the Association to unite scientists and clinicians from both academia and industry who are interested in advancing the field.     

PIA objectives: 

1.  Develop and advance clinical and research applications of nutrition in Alzheimer's disease andrelated disorders. 

2.  Develop and submit dedicated research sessions on nutrition and metabolism for consideration at the AAIC annual meetings. 

3.  Foster the development of consensus criteria for nutrition and metabolism research and interpretation of findings on AD and related disorders.

4.  Foster the creation of multi-study collaborations around nutrition and metabolism in AD and related disorders.


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