Alzheimer’s Risk Reduced with Healthy Diet, Exercise and Socializing, Study Shows

Alzheimer’s Risk Reduced with Healthy Diet, Exercise and Socializing, Study Shows
A team of researchers from Scandinavia conducted a study, titled, "The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER): Study design and progress," now published in Alzheimer's & Dementia - the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. It evidenced physical activity, cognitive training, nutritional guidance, socializing and other factors seem to improve overall cognitive performance in seniors that are at risk for developing cognitive impairment, such as in Alzheimer's disease. The scientific paper's results support the mission the Living Well Residence in Bristol, Vermont has held since its foundation, 10 years ago. Dee Deluca, the Executive Director of Living Well, applauded this research project. “This is something that we, at Living Well, have known and been practicing for 10 years,” explained Dee Deluca in a press release. Mr. Deluca, also oversees the Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington, Vermont and explained that “By eating whole foods, living in a social environment and keeping the mind alive through music, art, gardening and other endeavors, it improves quality of life and even quality of health. We feel the results of this study validate something that we’ve been saying—and putting into practice—for a decade.” Estimates say that about 5 million Americans 65 years or older have Alzheimer's disease. This is an irreversible and progressive cognitive disease that affects memory, cognitive skills, and, ultimately, it affects functioning. For every five year interval after 65 years old, the risk for the disease increases, and the number of people suffering with the condition doubles, according to data from the National Institute on Aging. Presented in Copenhagen, Denmark at the 2014 A
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