Tag Archives: Activity

Leg Power Helps Sustain Cognitive Ability? (BBC News / Gerontology)

Summary A King’s College London study involving over 300 twins indicates that older women with stronger legs tend to perform better with respect to brain ageing. Full Text Link Reference Fit legs equals fit brain, study suggests. London: BBC Health … Continue reading

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A Selection of Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses about miscellaneous topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. The full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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Living Well Through Activity in Care Homes (BAOT / COT)

Summary The British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and College of Occupational Therapists (COT) have produced a set of free online resources designed to help care home residents maintain health, their sense of purpose and involvement by continuing to engage … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways: New or Recently Updated Care Pathways (NICE)

Summary NICE Pathways are a collection of online resources which summarise selected NICE guidelines, and related information, in topic-based interactive flowcharts. Topics of likely interest, recently added or updated (as sampled August / September 2012), include: Acute Kidney Injury Care Pathway. … Continue reading

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Tips for Improving Your Health When Living With Dementia (Guest Post: Emily Bradbury, Superdream)

According to recent statistics, one in three people who live to 65 will have some form of dementia before we die. Perhaps even more shockingly, these Design Council statistics also show that a million people in the UK will be … Continue reading

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