Where should older people’s physical performance and physical activity be measured?
An aging research, recruiting people with poor health and function is challenging. A recent study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center, at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland, shows that physical performance and physical activity can be measured at home as well as in a…
Elderly people should aim to keep up step count this winter
Just two weeks of inactivity increases body fat and harms muscles and bones
Improved fitness can mean living longer without dementia
Staying fit or improving fitness over time should be a goal for anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of getting dementia.
Statins Not Associated with Memory or Cognition Decline in Elderly, May Be Protective in Some Patients
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…
Increased exercise over the age of 60 reduces risk of heart disease and stroke
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.
Over-55s shouldn’t wait for retirement to make time for their health
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.
Dietary choline associates with reduced risk of dementia
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…
Active Sexual Life May Benefit Men with Early Parkinson’s Disease
New research published in the European Journal of Neurology indicates that an active sexual life is linked with lower disability and better quality of life in men with early Parkinson’s disease.
Respiratory Symptoms Predict Life Expectancy in Older Adults
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.
Atrial fibrillation linked to increased risk of dementia, even in stroke-free patients
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is linked to an increased risk of dementia, even in people who have not suffered a stroke, according to the largest study to investigate the association in an elderly population.
Study Follows the Health of Older Adults with Prediabetes Problems
In a Journal of Internal Medicine study that followed older adults with prediabetes for 12 years, most remained stable or reverted to normal blood sugar levels, and only one-third developed diabetes or died.