Displaying items by tag: Geriatrics
Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with memory or cognitive decline, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology may offer reassurance, as no difference was found in the rate of memory or cognitive decline of elderly statin-users compared to never-users.
Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia.
People over the age of 60 should do more exercise not less in order to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to findings from a study of over 1.1 million elderly people published in the European Heart Journal.
People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement – according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.
A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Phosphatidylcholine was also linked to enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
New research published in Respirology suggests that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. Also, such predictions differ by smoking status.