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Topic- Cognitive health

 

Heart health and brain health go hand in hand-5400

Heart health and brain health go hand in hand

With the populations of older adults rising in most countries of the world, concern is also rising about the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementias,

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Appropriate stimulation may help people with dementia-5384

Appropriate stimulation may help people with dementia

According to background in a recent report, apathy (lack of interest or indifference) may hasten cognitive decline among people with dementia.

STUDY: The actions of 40 residents with dementia in a nursing home were tracked using video. Three videos of each resident (while dining, while interacting with a staff member and a random selection) were analyzed. Five factors were evaluated: environmental stimulation, ambiance, crowding, staff familiarity and light and sounds.

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Household chores help women with dementia maintain their identity-5318

Household chores help women with dementia maintain their identity

Over a five to six year period, five interviews were conducted with seven women diagnosed with dementia who were living with their husbands.

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Three actions help promote cognitive health-5315

Three actions help promote cognitive health

Adding to the recent studies and opinion pieces on the actions individuals can take to maintain brain health is a consensus report from the US Institute of Medicine (about to be renamed the National Academy of Medicine).

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Volunteer tutors maintain their brain health-5307

Volunteer tutors maintain their brain health

Older adult volunteers in the Experience Corps tutor students in kindergarten through third grade to improve their literacy skills and serve as mentors. A research team wanted to discover if tutoring would help older adults maintain the function of the brain’s cortex (responsible for many functions, such as language and information processing) and hippocampus (associated with memory).

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Diet, exercise, brain training and health monitoring combine to slow cognitive decline-5290

Diet, exercise, brain training and health monitoring combine to slow cognitive decline

Individual risk factors for cognitive decline have been publicized, but each factor often isolates a single type of risk. What would happen if multiple risk factors were targeted in a comprehensive program?

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