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Education may not protect against dementia

20/02/2019

Previous studies have suggested that having a higher level of education may protect the brain to some extent against dementia, providing a "cognitive reserve" that buffers against the disease. But results have been mixed, and a new study finds that education does not play a role in when the disease starts or how fast it progresses.
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People with chronic disease are not being active enough

06/02/2019

Study of 96,000 UK men and women finds that those with chronic conditions spend considerably less time on physical activity than their healthy peers.
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Moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia

21/01/2019

Older adults who move more than average, either in the form of daily exercise or just routine physical activity such as housework, may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than average, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center.
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"The reasons that lead to violence in care are complex and complicated"

25/06/2015

Abuse in care has many different forms and is still a taboo subject. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wants to shed a bright light on this issue. This year, the Center for Quality in Care, ZQP, introduced its new featured report titled "Preventing Violence in Care". REHACARE.com spoke with ZQP foundation president Dr. Ralf Suhr about seamless transitions and active prevention.
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