Navigation Links
Socialization may Help to Avoid Alzheimer’

Staying active socially may help prevent Alzheimer's disease in the elderly, say US researchers.//

Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to reason and make judgments.

David Bennett and other researchers from the Rush University Medical Center studied 823 people in and around Chicago with an average age of about 80, none of who had dementia at the start of the study, reported ABC online (Australia Broadcasting Corporation).

Over a four-year period, researchers asked the participants about their social activity - whether they felt they had enough friends, whether they felt abandoned or experienced a sense of emptiness.

They were given a score between 0 (least lonely) and 5 (most lonely).

Over four years, 76 people in the study developed Alzheimer's. Those who did were more likely to have poor social networks; the higher they scored, the greater the risk.

Those with a score of 3.2 or more (the loneliest 10 percent) had double the risk of those scoring below 1.4 (the least lonely 10 percent).

When researchers autopsied the brains of 90 people who died over the four-year period, they didn't find a correlation between their loneliness scores and any physical brain changes of Alzheimer's.

It seems that loneliness increases the chances of having Alzheimer's symptoms but not physical brain changes.

How loneliness increases the risk of Alzheimer's, the researchers weren't able to say. But there have been other studies that link social isolation with mental decline, and an increased risk of dementia.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Socialization A Serious Trouble For Childhood Cancer Survivors
2. Avoid sudden death by quick cooling
3. Avoid stress to have strong babies
4. Avoid travel to Toronto - WHO
5. Risky Drugs To Be Avoided In The Elderly
6. Avoiding Drugs During Pregnancy
7. Avoid Coffee Before Undergoing PET/ CT scans
8. Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer
9. Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer
10. Smokers Avoid Dental Care More Than Others
11. Combination Therapy To Avoid Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Caduceus International Publishing (CIP), a leading ... new online course entitled Personal & Community Health for the Fall ... achieving optimal well-being and teaches students how to apply them in their everyday ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... contending that the introduction of school choice can promote economic development in economically ... school that has, according to the report, contributed to the economic development of ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... , ... June 20, 2017 , ... Leading dental clinicians, ... imaging technology with the VATECH PaX-i and Anatomage systems. With advanced digital images and ... they can place dental implants precisely and restore oral health for those who are ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... New, state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ... with advanced capabilities for diagnosing and treating disease. , Jefferson’s Siemens Magnetom ... get a more accurate look inside the patient’s body. The new scanner was ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... a new scrub collection featuring seven new products designed to create tailored looks and ... mixture of polyester and cotton easy care stretch twill. , With trendy looks hitting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/19/2017)... , June 19, 2017  Researchers from DRUGSCAN ... that they will host a live, complimentary webinar titled, ... the benchtop to the real world" on Wednesday June ... This webinar will feature interviews with ... look into the manipulation techniques abusers use to prepare ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... 2017  In 2016, Embodied Labs took ... competition and came away with $25,000 in seed-fund investment. ... Forbes as "entering the life of another" and by ... "empathy to medical professionals in an entirely new dimension." ... a finalist for the Department of Education,s EdSimChallenge, where ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... , June 9, 2017 AirXpanders, Inc. ... focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of ... on the progress of its commercial roll-out in ... available in more than one hundred (100) medical institutions ... AeroForm offers a needle-free alternative for women who ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: