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ORCID 0009-0009-4342-1853

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There is an increased interest in understanding the impact of neighborhood environments on cognitive functioning, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). Surprisingly, there has yet to be a comprehensive review that consolidates the findings from studies conducted in this specific field. The purpose of this study is to comprehensively investigate the influence of eight neighborhood environments on AD/ADRD. The seven key neighborhood environments that are investigated in this study include: i) socioeconomic status, ii) food environments, iii) physical activity resources, iv) social cohesion, v) crime, vi) non-crime safety, and vii) healthcare services. This research conducts a review of studies exploring the impact of each of these neighborhood environments on cognitive health and AD/ADRD occurrence. A literature review was used as the form of research methodology. Extensive evidence was searched for on electronic databases, PubMed and Google Scholar, to form the basis for our analysis.


Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health

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Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Yeonwoo Kim


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