Frailty predicts greater risk of dementia Healthy lifestyle choices can reduce risk of frailty and dementia Frailty can be regarded as the progressive accumulation of health deficits, such as mobility and hearing limitations, and depressive symptoms. Consequences of frailty may include loss of physiological reserve and increased risk of dementia. Would frailty predict risk of…more
How Many Steps Per Day?
Is 10,000 the magic number? Maybe not magic, but 10,000 daily steps can improve your health Accelerometers are small, simple, inexpensive devices that capture data to calculate the number of daily steps. While accelerometers are relatively new in America, they’ve been used in Japan since the 1960s. Japanese widely embrace a goal of 10,000 steps…more
Forestall Sarcopenia and Frailty with Resistance Training
Older people can build physical strength Resistance training produces benefits beyond from building muscle Sarcopenia and frailty are age-related conditions that reduce quality of life of older people and increase public health costs. The newly revised European definition of sarcopenia: a progressive and generalized skeletal muscle disorder that is associated with increased likelihood of adverse…more
Frailty and Diet
Eat Better to avoid frailty More protein, less added sugar Frailty reflects health deficits, including cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and dementia, that accumulate over time. Might people who Eat Better reduce their risk of frailty? Researchers at University College London conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of four relevant studies. They included longitudinal studies with…more