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Living with Dementia

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Computer exercise games ‘could help fight dementia’

Computer exercise games keep the brain and body fit - and could ward off dementia, experts have found.

So-called “exergames” - which combine physical exercise with interactive video game features - boost players’ mental and physical powers, a study revealed.

Features such as competition and three-dimensional scenery entice people to use the games more… Computer exercise games ‘could help fight dementia’   

Omega 3 may not help prevent dementia

Older people who took omega-3 fish oil supplements for 3.5 years did not appear to reduce their odds of losing cognitive function, British researchers said.

Study leader Emma Sydenham at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and colleagues gathered evidence from three high-quality trials comparing the effects of omega-3 fatty acids taken… Omega 3 may not help prevent dementia   

Exercise ‘is good dementia therapy’

People with dementia who exercise improve their thinking abilities and everyday life, a body of medical research concludes.

The Cochrane Collaboration carried out a systematic review of eight exercise trials involving more than 300 patients living at home or in care.

Exercise did little for patients’ moods, the research concluded.

But it did help… Exercise ‘is good dementia therapy’   

Dementia risk quadrupled in people with mild cognitive impairment

In a long-term, large-scale population-based study of individuals aged 55 years or older in the general population researchers found that those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) had a four-fold increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to cognitively healthy individuals. Several risk factors including older age, positive APOE-ɛ4 status, low… Dementia risk quadrupled in people with mild cognitive impairment   

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