openPR Logo
Press release

Low Vitamin B12 Linked To Cognitive Decline In Elderly

09-28-2011 08:24 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Association Marketing

Top long term care insurance expert, Jesse R. Slome

Top long term care insurance expert, Jesse R. Slome

Older individuals who have low levels of vitamin B12 in their blood have a greater risk of brain shrinkage, losing cognitive skills and greater risk of needing long term health care.

"The number of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older is projected to nearly double over the next two decades," explains Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, the national trade organization. "As a result, the incidence of cognitive issues especially Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is also expected to rise as will the need for costly long term care."

According to Chicago researchers foods rich in vitamin B12 include those derived from animals and include, eggs, milk, liver, meat, and fish. Vitamin B12 plays a key role in normal nervous system functioning and brain development. It is also involved in the formation of red blood cells.

Scientists undertook a study of individuals aged at least 65 years. They underwent blood tests to check for B12 and B12-related metabolites levels. They were also assessed for memory and other cognitive skills. Some five years later magnetic resonance imaging scans of their brains were taken to measure comparative brain size and to identify other signs of brain damage.

Those with four of five markers for vitamin B12 deficiency were found to have a higher risk of getting lower cognitive test scores and smaller total brain volumes. The National Institute of Aging funded the study.
Vitamin B12 plays a key role in normal nervous system functioning and brain development. It is also involved in the formation of red blood cells.

Planning experts advise those seeking to learn more about long-term care planning and get long-term care insurance cost contact a designated expert via the Association's Consumer Information Center at They point out that the best ages to look into this protection is prior to age 65 when health issues can make it harder or more costly to medically qualify for coverage.

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance is the national trade organization focused on educating individuals about the importance of long-term care planning. The Association's Consumer Information Center was voted the #1 source for information by consumer interest group rating and can be accessed at

American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
3835 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village, CA 91362

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Low Vitamin B12 Linked To Cognitive Decline In Elderly here

News-ID: 193689 • Views: 1600

More Releases from Association Marketing

40 Sessions Set For Association's Virtual Long Term Care Insurance Conference
An extensive program focused on the marketing and selling of long term care insurance and hybrid long term care solutions has been set for the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance's 2014 national conference. "In addition to the several hundred who will be attending the actual event, we expect several thousand insurance agents and financial advisors will be viewing sessions broadcast live from the LTC Summit," announced Jesse Slome, executive
Millennials Confused About Long Term Care Insurance Planning
A marked increase in requests for information and price quotes for long term care insurance by individuals born starting with the early 1980s is the result of confusion regarding the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. "We have seen a marked increase in the number of young men and women calling for and requesting online information pertaining to long term care insurance," cites Jesse Slome, executive director of the American
Long Term Care Insurance State Tax Deduction Guide Published
Long term care insurance premiums may be fully tax deductible for individuals and a growing number of states now offer deductions and even tax credits to those purchasing this important coverage. According to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, the national trade organization, tax deductibility gives individuals and business owners one very important reason to consider ways to address future long term care needs. “Americans are living well into their 80s,
Increased Broken Bones Among Boomers Is Precursor Of Future Long-Term Care Needs
A new study suggests that the number of baby boomers visiting hospital emergency rooms for broken arms could rise by nearly a third by 2030. That is when the youngest baby boomers will have just turned 65. The scientists reported that 370,000 cases of fractures in the humerus bone of the upper arm occur each year in both the United States. While younger individuals between the ages of five

All 5 Releases

More Releases for B12

Vitamin B12 Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2025
LP INFORMATION recently released a research report on the Vitamin B12 analysis, which studies the Electrical Cord Reels's industry coverage, current market competitive status, and market outlook and forecast by 2025. Global “Vitamin B12 2020-2025” Research Report categorizes the global Vitamin B12 by key players, product type, applications and regions,etc. The report also covers the latest industry data, key players analysis, market share, growth rate, opportunities
Global Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin) Market 2019 - Sanofi-Aventis, Jam …
This new report by Eon Market Research, titled “Global Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin) Market 2019 Research Report, 2015 – 2025” offers a comprehensive analysis of Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin) industry at a global as well as regional and country level. Key facts analyzed in this report include the Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin) market size by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018 and forecast data 2019-2025. This
Active B12 Test Market - What's New Trending For 2018 - 2023?
Report Description This report analyzes the active B12 test market by diagnosis (ELISA assay, enzyme immunoassay, others), by indication (folate deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia, macrocytic anemia, others), by end users (Hospitals, medical laboratories, clinical research organization, others); it also studies the top manufacturers in the market. The active B12 test market is projected to reach USD 220 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. GET SAMPLE REPORT
Vitamin B12 Market Share and Forecasts Research Report 2017 Adds New Vitamin B12 Market research report for the period of 2017-2022 to its research database. The report presents a deep study of the market growth factors and drivers. The report spread across 109 pages with table and figures in it. Vitamin B12 market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The
Global Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Market Research Analysis and Development Trends
Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Sales Market Report 2020 to its huge collection of research reports. The report offered on the global Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin market has carefully analyzed some of the primary and crucial factors deemed responsible for growth in the near future. The analysts authoring the report have implemented both primary and secondary research methodologies in order to provide the best-quality information and accurate
Global Vitamin B12 Industry Report Analysis and Forecasts 2017 has announced the addition of the “Global Vitamin B12 Industry Market Research 2017” The report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification. In this report, we analyze the Vitamin B12 industry from two aspects. One part is about its production and the other part is about its consumption. In terms of its production, we analyze the production, revenue, gross margin