Older adults who engage in vigorous physical activity three or more times a week are less likely to be diagnosed with dementia later compared to adults who do not. This is according to a new longitudinal study in American Journal of Health Promotion.
Family caregivers of people with dementia experience more burden and are at greater risk of developing depression than caregivers of people with a chronic illness. A new evidence review from the Netherlands finds that a psychotherapy technique called cognitive reframing can help reduce caregivers’ stress when they are caring for loved ones with dementia.
People who rate their health as poor or fair appear to be significantly more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published in the October 5, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Any exercise that gets the heart pumping may reduce the risk of dementia and slow the condition’s progression once it starts, reported a Mayo Clinic study published this month in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers examined the role of aerobic exercise in preserving cognitive abilities and concluded that it should not be overlooked as an important therapy […]
Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision, and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The lead study author was Kenneth Rockwood, […]
Many Americans who are obese have likely endured an uncomfortable conversation with their doctors during a routine checkup. Many are probably already familiar with the staggering list of diseases caused by their expanding waistlines, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, certain types of cancer, and coronary heart disease, but still cannot bring themselves to […]
According to a new study, being overweight or obese during middle age may increase the risk of certain dementias. The research is published in the May 3, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
By asking a group of older adults to analyze videos of other people conversing – some talking truthfully, some insincerely – a group of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco has determined which areas of the brain govern a person’s ability to detect sarcasm and lies. Some of the adults in the group […]