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Frequent mental activities reduce risk of cognitive decline-5950

Frequent mental activities reduce risk of cognitive decline

Research has mounted that physical, mental and social activity help maintain brain health (Cognitive Aging, National Academies).

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Exercise intensity may benefit brain more than minutes of exercise-5479

Exercise intensity may benefit brain more than minutes of exercise

A growing body of research has shown that physical activity encourages cognitive health as well as physical function. But how much exercise? A research team decided to explore that question.

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Improve cardiorespiratory fitness to improve cognition-5460

Improve cardiorespiratory fitness to improve cognition

For a pilot study, 101 people who had no cognitive impairment but were sedentary or underactive were assigned to exercise groups or a control group.

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Do people know how to reduce their risk of cognitive decline?-5402

Do people know how to reduce their risk of cognitive decline?

An online poll was conducted among 1,600 people who answered questions about their knowledge of brain health and the relationship to cognitive decline and dementia. The majority (91%) of respondents believed they could reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

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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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