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Clin Calcium. 2015 Feb;25(2):189-94. doi: CliCa1502189194.

[Cognitive Function and Calcium. The link between dementia and bone and calcium metabolism disorders].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Fukuro Clinic Todoroki, Sofukukai Medical Corporation, Japan.


Bone and calcium metabolism disorders are closely linked with dementia. Screening for dementia is important since chronic hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia resulting from parathyroid function abnormalities can become a cause of dementia onset. In recent years, it has become clear that vitamin D deficiencies inducing cardiovascular disease and other factors are involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases that in turn become risk factors in dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease. Moreover, osteoporosis and dementia both commonly occur among the elderly. Treating dementia patients for osteoporosis is important since fragility fractures, especially femoral neck fractures, resulting from osteoporosis greatly affect the prognosis of patients with dementia.

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