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Topic- Functional training

 

Ballroom dance improves function in sedentary adults-3351

Ballroom dance improves function in sedentary adults

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Embedded in daily activities, exercise can reduce falls-3326

Embedded in daily activities, exercise can reduce falls

Although strength exercises and balance training have been shown to reduce the risk of falls, few people perform those exercises. To address this issue, the Lifestyle integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program was developed to embed balance and lower limb strength training into daily routines, such as walking, stepping over objects and moving from sitting to standing. Did it work?

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Focus on prevention reduces risk of long-term disability-3317

Focus on prevention reduces risk of long-term disability

Stroke and dementia are primary causes of long-term disability, pointed out the authors of a new study. Introducing their results, they noted that some risks for stroke can be modified (for example, smoking, hypertension and overweight), and that dementia has been related to a similar set of risk factors. Would a prevention program limit the need for long-term care among people who were at risk?

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Multiple types of limitation result in disability-3308

Multiple types of limitation result in disability

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Loneliness may lead to functional decline-3291

Loneliness may lead to functional decline

ICAA Research Review has reported on studies that linked loneliness to hypertension (12[18] May 2012) and to disturbed sleep (11[41] November 2011). A new study adds information about the potential impact of loneliness on functional abilities that enable people to stay independent.

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Physical activity slows ADL decline in people with dementia-3245

Physical activity slows ADL decline in people with dementia

As dementia progresses, people become more dependent on others because the ability to think, communicate and attend to daily functions declines.

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