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Aerobic exercise may relieve caregiver stress-5327

Aerobic exercise may relieve caregiver stress

A small study was developed to discover if six months of cycling would benefit 26 people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mental health

Life review and expressive writing relieve depression-5250

Life review and expressive writing relieve depression

To examine the effects of online self-help interventions for people ages 40 years and older experiencing depressive symptoms, three groups of 58 individuals each engaged in life review (structured evaluation of the past),

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Mental health

Winter weather keeps older adults indoors and lonely-5179

Winter weather keeps older adults indoors and lonely

Interviews with 848 people living in communities in Finland who were 75-90 years old gathered information about environmental barriers that prevented them from going outdoors, their ability to walk two kilometers (about 1.2 miles)

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Mental health

Increased awareness of memory failings may decrease quality of life-5144

Increased awareness of memory failings may decrease quality of life

Assessments of quality of life and memory complaints were completed among 37 people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 120 people with normal cognitive function. For the participants, who were 65 years and older and living in the community, quality of life (QOL) was not significantly different between those with normal and mildly impaired cognitive function.

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For people with osteoarthritis, pain and poor sleep lead to depression-5124

For people with osteoarthritis, pain and poor sleep lead to depression

Symptoms of osteoarthritis, the wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the space between bones, include pain, swelling and stiffness, and fatigue (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases). According to background from the publisher of a new study, previous studies show that those with knee osteoarthritis (OA) report issues with getting to sleep and staying asleep, among other sleep problems.

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Mental health

Animal-assisted therapy decreased need for pain medication-5063

Animal-assisted therapy decreased need for pain medication

Animal-assisted therapy is conducted by trained animals and their handlers, with specific goals and objectives (American Veterinary Medical Association).

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