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This database contains 6 studies, archived under the term: "The Journals Of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences And Medical Sciences"

Being overweight in midlife is associated with lower cognitive ability and steeper cognitive decline in late life

Background: Although an increasing body of evidence links being overweight in midlife with an increased risk for dementia in late life, no studies have examined the association between being overweight in midlife and cognitive ability in late life. Our aim was to examine the association between being overweight in midlife as measured by body mass […]

Comparisons of plasma/serum micronutrients between Okinawan and Oregonian elders: a pilot study

Certain micronutrients are protective against cognitive decline. We examined whether there is any uniform pattern of circulating micronutrients cross-culturally that are associated with successful cognitive aging. For the U.S. sample, we used the stored serum/plasma of 115 participants, collected in Oregon, USA. The Okinawa sample consisted of 49 participants selected using similar inclusion criteria as […]

English longitudinal study of aging: Can Internet/E-mail use reduce cognitive decline?

Background: Cognitive decline is a major risk factor for disability, dementia, and death. The use of Internet/E-mail, also known as digital literacy, might decrease dementia incidence among the older population. The aim was to investigate whether digital literacy might be associated with decreased cognitive decline in older adulthood. Methods: Data from the English Longitudinal Study […]

Cognitive effects of reducing anticholinergic drug burden in a frail elderly population: a randomized controlled trial

Background: Observational studies report a relationship between anticholinergic drug scale (ADS) score and cognitive function. This study investigated whether a reduced ADS score improved cognitive function in a frail elderly population.; Methods: This randomized, controlled, single-blinded trial, recruited long-term residents with an ADS score of greater than or equal to 3 from 22 nursing homes […]

The effect of midlife physical activity on cognitive function among older adults: AGES–Reykjavik Study

Background: There are few studies on the long-term associations of physical activity (PA) to cognition. Here, we examine the association of midlife PA to late-life cognitive function and dementia.; Methods: The sample consisted of a population-based cohort of men and women (born in 1907-1935) participating in the Age Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study. The interval between the […]

Evidence for neurocognitive plasticity in at-risk older adults: the experience corps program

Objective: To determine whether Experience Corps (EC), a social service program, would improve age-vulnerable executive functions and increase activity in brain regions in a high-risk group through increased cognitive and physical activity.; Methods: Eight community-dwelling, older female volunteers and nine matched wait-list controls were recruited to serve in the ongoing EC: Baltimore program in three […]

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