Effects of Functional-Task Training on Older Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity The aim of this study was to verify the effects of functional-task training on cognitive function, activities of daily living performance, and functional fitness in community-dwelling older adults with diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more here >

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Exercise and Dementia in Nursing Homes: Views of Staff and Family Carers

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity This paper reports the qualitative component of a randomized controlled trial which evaluated the impact and feasibility of a physical exercise intervention on individuals living with dementia in nursing homes. Read more here >

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Physical Activity Prevalence and Correlates Among New Zealand Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity The aim of this study was to provide up-to-date information about physical activity (PA) levels in New Zealand older adults to inform the development and targeting of relevant health promotion initiatives. Read more here >

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Expectation for Physical Activity to Minimize Dementia Risk and Physical Activity Level Among Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity This study aimed to examine whether the expectation for physical activity to minimize dementia risk was associated with physical activity level and whether this association was moderated by perceived high value of dementia prevention among older adults. Read more here >

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Exploring the Facilitators and Barriers to Physical Activity in Older People With Sight Loss

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity This study aimed to explore facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss. Focus groups were conducted with 13 community-dwelling older adults with sight loss ranging from poor to completely blind. Read more here >

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Physical Activity Prevalence and Correlates Among New Zealand Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity The aim of this study was to provide up-to-date information about physical activity (PA) levels in New Zealand older adults to inform the development and targeting of relevant health promotion initiatives. Read more here >

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Public Health Interventions for Decreasing Dementia Risk

Source:  JAMA Neurology Dementia is projected to be the greatest global challenge for health and social care this century. Dementia is a neurocognitive syndrome specific to people with otherwise normal brain development, characterized by a decline in level of cognitive ability that compromises social functioning or activities of daily living. At present, it affects nearly […]

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On March 27, 2018, posted in: Gerontology Research by

Influences on health-care practitioners’ promotion of physical activity to their patients with prostate cancer: a qualitative study

Source: Journal of Primary Health Care Physical activity is beneficial for the physical and psychological health of patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Health-care practitioners are ideally positioned to promote physical activity to their patients. Read more here >

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Citizen science applied to building healthier community environments: advancing the field through shared construct and measurement development

Source: International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Physical inactivity across the lifespan remains a public health issue for many developed countries. Inactivity has contributed considerably to the pervasiveness of lifestyle diseases. Government, national and local agencies and organizations have been unable to systematically, and in a coordinated way, translate behavioral research into practice […]

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Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal (MSK) health

Source: Public Health England This resource for health professionals and local authorities makes the case for action in midlife to support a healthy and productive later life. It highlights the need to challenge ageism and promote healthy and active ageing. Read more here >

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