Tag Archives: Psychosocial and Lifestyle-Related Risk Factors

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Telomere Length and Healthier (Genetic) Ageing? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A Mediterranean diet has been widely reported as being associated with healthy ageing. New research covering 5,000 Boston nurses for over a decade has found that persons consuming a balanced – but largely Mediterranean-style – diet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Association Between Cynicism and Dementia (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered some evidence that people’s world view, attitude to life and personality may have an impact on their mental / physical health; specifically their risk of developing dementia. This small study indicates … Continue reading

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