Tag Archives: Physical Inactivity

Dementia Risk Associated With Loneliness / Absence of Close Relationships in Later Life (BBC News / Journals of Gerontology / Aging and Mental Health)

Summary Loneliness is increasingly mentioned in research as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. Research based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing indicates that marriage and / or having close friends may help to protect individuals … Continue reading

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Tackling Physical Inactivity in Middle Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has discovered that people’s activity levels tend to reduce from the age of 40 onwards. Generally, people in the UK are 20% less active now than in the 1960s. “A PHE survey found that 41% … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Reduction: Suggestions for Lifestyle Modification (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News / AAIC)

Summary A large-scale international review, by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care (LCDPIC), suggests that perhaps one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people took steps to follow healthier lifestyles and so protect their … Continue reading

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Physical Activity in Midlife May Not Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia: No Harm in Trying (BMJ)

Summary The general consensus in the literature has tended to suggest that mid-life physical activity is typically beneficial, in part as a lifestyle choice which is likely to contribute to a reduced risk of developing cognitive decline and / or … Continue reading

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Differing Assessments of the Benefits of Physical Activity for Persons With Dementia (Biomedical Research International / Cochrane Database)

Summary Physical activity is widely recognised as being beneficial for persons of all ages. When it comes to consideration of the value of such activity for persons with dementia, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been more ambivalent, with “conventional … Continue reading

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Varying Extent of Physical Inactivity Across the UK (BBC News / BHF)

Summary Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) indicates that over 20 million adults in the UK can be classified as physically inactive. This is likely to increase the risk of heart disease and is estimated to cost the NHS … Continue reading

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Proportion of People Over 65 Developing Dementia in the USA Decreasing Slightly (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary Research in the United States indicates that the proportion of elderly people (aged over 65) with dementia has declined from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. Previously expected future growth rates for the burden of dementia may not … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Pilot for Salford Residents with Dementia (Trustech / BASIC / CAREN / BBC News)

Summary A virtual reality system permits people with mild to moderate dementia to participate in engaging life-sized interactive games and activities, with a view to improving their levels of physical activity, independence and confidence. The pilot project, operated by the … Continue reading

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More on the Obesity – Cancer / Burden of Ill-Health Link (BBC News / CRUK / UK Health Forum)

Summary It is predicted that three out of four adults will be overweight or obese by 2035. The following Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and UK Health Forum report suggests that obesity could be associated with 670,000 to 700,000 extra cases … Continue reading

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