Posted on Sep 04, 2014, 6 a.m.
Tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle improve cognitive performance, among older men and women at-risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Previously, a number of studies have suggested the role of modifiable risk factors in late-life cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Miia Kivipelto, from the Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), and colleagues completed a two-year clinical trial in Finland of a multi-component lifestyle intervention in 1,260 older adults at risk for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's. Physical activity, nutritional guidance, cognitive training, social activities and management of heart health risk factors was able to improve cognitive performance, both overall and in separate measures of executive function, such as planning abilities, and the relationship between cognitive functions and physical movement.
Kivipelto M.“A Multidomain Two-Year Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Cognitive Impairment - the FINGER study.” Presentation at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014, 13 July 2014.