Tag Archives: Psychosocial Protective and Risk Factors

Optimism Linked to Longevity (BBC News / PNAS / Bazian)

Summary Researchers in the United States, using data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Veterans’ Health Study, have confirmed that optimists tend to live longer and are more likely to achieve “exceptional longevity” i.e. live to an age of … Continue reading

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Healthy Lifestyles May Partially Help Offset Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / JAMA / Bazian)

Summary Persons in the UK Biobank study were followed over time to discover whether pursuing a healthy lifestyle (not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption) might be associated with lower risk of developing dementia regardless of predisposing genetic risk factors. Statistically, favourable (“healthy”) lifestyles … Continue reading

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WHO Guidelines on Dementia Prevention (BBC News / WHO)

Summary The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. This follows earlier related guidance and consensus statements from other bodies, nationally and internationally, which recommend the adoption of healthy lifestyles for healthier … Continue reading

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Clinical Anxiety as a Dementia Risk Factor? (BMJ Open)

Summary There are some indications that anxiety in midlife is associated with an increased risk of dementia, even after allowing for any anxiety which might have been expected to arise as a result of prodromal cognitive decline / pre-clinical dementia. … Continue reading

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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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Disability, Dementia and Frailty in Later Life: Mid-Life Approaches to Prevention (NICE Guideline Consultation)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a public health guideline on disability, dementia and frailty in later life. It concentrates on mid-life approaches and public health interventions to prevent or delay the onset of these conditions … Continue reading

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