Locked up and at risk of dementia

Lancet Neurol. 2012 Sep;11(9):750-1. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(12)70195-3.


Factors such as inactivity, poor nutrition, smoking, and depression could contribute to an increased risk of dementia in prisoners. But limited prison resources mean that even simple measures to reduce these risks might not be implemented. Mario Christodoulou reports.

MeSH terms

  • Dementia / diagnosis
  • Dementia / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Prisoners / education
  • Prisoners / psychology
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking / adverse effects