The study comes just days after the Alzheimer’s Society revealed only four out of ten said relatives with dementia had a good quality of life while in care.
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Majority of carers feel guilty about putting relatives in care homes
Written byMARK MCKAY
February 28, 2013 marks the sixth international Rare Disease Day
February 28, 2013 marks the sixth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS and organised with rare disease national alliances in 24 European countries.
Does midlife fitness decrease risk of dementia?
- Nearly 20,000 patients in their 40s and 50s used for the study
- The highest 20 percent in the midlife study had a 36 percent reduced risk of dementia
A new study reports that physical fitness may decrease an individual’s risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
Nearly 20,000 patients at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas in their 40s and 50s were used for the study. Medicare records helped researchers follow the subjects for an average of 24 years. The patient’s fitness levels were determined by using a treadmill exercise test.