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The effect of regular walks on various health aspects in older people with dementia: protocol of a randomized-controlled trial
Background: Physical activity has proven to be beneficial for physical functioning, cognition, depression, anxiety, rest-activity rhythm, quality of life (QoL), activities of daily living (ADL) and pain in older people. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of walking regularly on physical functioning, the progressive cognitive decline, level of depression, anxiety, rest-activity […]
Dementia caregivers’ responses to 2 Internet-based intervention programs
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the impact on dementia caregivers’ experienced stress and health status of 2 Internet-based intervention programs.; Design and Methods: Ninety-one dementia caregivers were given the choice of being involved in either an Internet-based chat support group or an Internet-based video conferencing support group. Pre-post outcome measures focused […]
Survival of community-dwelling older people: the effect of cognitive impairment and social engagement
Objectives: To examine the association and interaction between cognitive impairment and social support and mortality.; Design: Prospective cohort study.; Setting: Fifty-three family practices in the United Kingdom.; Participants: Community-dwelling people (aged > or =75) participating in the Medical Research Council Trial of the Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community (10,720 individual subjects […]
Cognitive function, social integration and mortality in a U.S. national cohort study of older adults
Background: Prior research suggests an interaction between social networks and Alzheimer’s disease pathology and cognitive function, all predictors of survival in the elderly. We test the hypotheses that both social integration and cognitive function are independently associated with subsequent mortality and there is an interaction between social integration and cognitive function as related to mortality […]