Category Archives: Systematic Reviews

Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension: Possible Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Stroke (BBC News / Neurology / NHS Choices / European Heart Journal)

Summary There is an association between postural hypotension in middle age and higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia or stroke in later life. Full Text Link Reference Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC … Continue reading

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Uncertainties Concerning the Efficacy of Interventions for Falls Prevention in Older People Living in the Community (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent systematic review examines the possible benefits (or harms) of multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. “Multifactorial interventions may reduce the rate of falls compared with usual care or … Continue reading

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Vitamin D May Not Offer Protection Against Neurological Diseases? (NHS Choices / Nutritional Neuroscience / BJPsych Open)

Summary A recent systematic review of studies into the role of Vitamin D exposure levels / deficiency or supplementation in four neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease) found little conclusive evidence for any … Continue reading

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Overcoming Barriers to Timely Adoption of Home Adaptations (Centre for Ageing Better / Northumbria University / University of the West of England)

Summary Research into the lived experience of users home adaptations (and the professionals who work with these users) suggests that people sometimes delay adaptations to their homes due to a perceived “stigma” associated with handrails, ramps etc. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly: a Possible Risk Factor? (PLoS One)

Summary The following review explores the uncertain evidence for the possible relationship(s) between Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and increased risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly. Full Text Link Reference Assuncao, N. Sudo, FK. [and] Drummond, C. [et al] (2018). Metabolic … Continue reading

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Health Benefits From Muscle and Bone Strengthening Exercises and Balance Activity (BBC News / PHE / Centre for Ageing Better / NHS England)

Summary A review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better indicates that muscle and bone strengthening, and balance activities, bring health benefits for adults of all ages, including older adults. Poor muscle strength increases the risk … Continue reading

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