Dr. Karen Vieira has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. She has worked in hospitals and clinics conducting clinical research with patients, as well as in biotechnology laboratories, researching the biochemistry and molecular biology of the body at a cellular level. Additionally, she worked in the food industry with the largest food company in America. Her passion is discovering existing research on dietary and lifestyle changes that prevent, cure or improve various health conditions.
It is not uncommon for individuals suffering from mixed dementia to be diagnosed with a single form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. Because of this, most physicians will base their prescribing decisions on the type of dementia that has been diagnosed. It should be noted that
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It is an unfortunate reality that a significant number of us will develop dementia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 75 million people will be diagnosed with some form of the condition by the year 2030. As the prevalence continues to rise, it is becoming increasingly important for