Lifestyle may be more important than age in determining a person's cognitive function and future dementia risks, a new study reports.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle or adopting minor lifestyle changes helps reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially for those from a lower socioeconomic background.
From keeping active and eating a healthy diet to controlling cholesterol and reducing sugar intake, researchers report on seven simple lifestyle changes older adults with genetic risk factors can make to reduce the chance of developing dementia.
Healthy eating, daily exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, and not smoking not only lead to a longer life, but they can also reduce Alzheimer's risk for those with genetic risk factors.
Older adults who lived a healthier lifestyle not only added years to their life expectancy, they also had a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease.
A new test reveals an association between poor lifestyle choices and an increased risk of cognitive decline leading to dementia.
Making small lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, exercising, enjoying social activities, and reducing blood pressure, can reduce the risk of developing dementia in older people with certain risk factors.
Adults over 80 who maintained a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and diet, had a lower risk of cognitive decline, even if they had genetic risk factors for dementia.
Older adults with more natural teeth are better able to carry out simple everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning compared to those who have lost their teeth, a new study reports. Researchers found a causal link between tooth loss and functional capacity in older adults. Tooth loss was also associated with a decline in social activity.
Simple dietary changes and adopting lifestyle alterations, including improved sleep schedules, taking probiotics, and exercising, can reduce signs of biological aging by three years in just eight weeks, a new study reports.
Incorporating simple lifestyle changes, like improving diet, using brain training programs, and exercise may help improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline.
Study reports modifying twelve risk factors over your lifetime could reduce dementia risk by 40%.