Social Activity May Lower Dementia Risk

New research examining the link between social contact and dementia has shown that group socializing can prevent the harmful effects of aging on memory. The research was conducted over a 28-year period, led by Andrew Sommerland, Ph.D. from the Division of Psychiatry at University College London (UCL). Past Research Studies Many studies have found an…

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Why is Alzheimer’s Risk Higher in Women?

There are many forms of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most common. This disease impairs intellectual abilities and memory, often interfering with a person’s daily life. Many studies have been conducted to learn more about this disease and the research continues, as more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every day. Recently, researchers found that the…

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Benefits of Facility Exercise Classes

It’s our mission to improve quality of life for all residents and health is an integral part of that goal. Fitness promotes happiness, agility and balance – three factors for a healthy lifestyle! At West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center, residents can participate in exercise classes as recreational therapy. These programs are specifically designed with…

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Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

A recent study led by researchers at Yonsei College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, found that atrial fibrillation (AF) can be linked to an increased risk of dementia – even in people who have not suffered a stroke. What Is Atrial Fibrillation? Also known as a heart flutter, AF is an irregular and often…

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