Tag Archives: Australian National University

Latest Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Physical Exercise and Cognitive Function in Adults Older Than 50 Years of Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Summary An Australian review of 39 studies has found that physical exercise (aerobic exercise and strength training) appears to improve cognitive functioning, including memory and attention. Interventions such as aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training and tai chi all confer significant … Continue reading

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Under-Diagnosis of Dementia in the Community: an International Review (BMJ Open / JGCR)

Summary A literature review and meta-analysis of 23 international studies on the under-detection (i.e. the failure to achieve a diagnosis) of dementia identified a pooled rate of undetected dementia assessed to be 61.7%. The rate of under-detection was higher in … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity in Care Homes / Nursing Homes (JBI Database)

Summary An Australian systematic review has attempted to determine the relative effectiveness of various meaningful occupation interventions for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The authors outline conclusions are as follows [quote]: “Providing meaningful or individualized … Continue reading

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Genetic Mutation Which Delays Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary A study of 71 persons from an extended family (comprising around 5,000 people) in northern Colombia, who carry a mutation in a gene called PSEN1 (the so-called the Paisa mutation, which causes a rare, severe form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease), … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Risk of Dementia (The Telegraph / Stroke / BBC News / RCP / Environmental Research)

Summary Research suggests that middle-aged and older adults living in towns and cities may be prone to an increased risk of brain shrinkage and silent strokes, both of which have been linked to dementia. The study of over 900 adults … Continue reading

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Local Interventions to Reduce Health Inequalities (British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Summary This document is a collection of opinions from leading social scientists on how to reduce health inequalities. Each article presents the evidence base for a particular area, and identifies the policy interventions which local authorities could introduce to improve … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Some of the following articles are available freely, while the full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, P.A. Moser, R.S. Glenn, M. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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