Tag Archives: dementia

Handgrip Strength

Late-life disability Disability in old age can severely compromise quality of life. Research indicates that decreased muscle strength may lead to disability and functional limitations. Could handgrip strength serve as an easily measured and valid predictor of disability in old age? Researchers used data from the Honolulu Heart Program and the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study to…
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The Perils of Passive Sitting

How much do Americans sit? We Americans sit a lot. A new study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 2001 – 2016 to find out just how much. Not counting sitting while at work, in 2001 the average American adult spent 5.5 hours per day watching TV or videos or…
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Keep Moving and Lower Your Risk of Dementia

Global increase in dementia A recent report that used data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study in 2019 estimated that the number of people with dementia would increase globally from 57.4 million in 2019 to 130.8 million in 2050. The estimated increase varied widely among regions with the lowest in…
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Understanding and Reducing Loneliness

Loneliness is feeling You can avoid loneliness with social connections Loneliness refers to the discrepancy between expected and actual social relationships. Loneliness is a subjective feeling, while social isolation reflects to objective scarcity or absence of members of a social network. While similar, loneliness and social isolation can lead to different poor health outcomes. The…
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