Association of Combined Healthy Lifestyle Factors With Incident Dementia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Background and Objectives: Type 2 diabetes and lifestyle factors have been associated with dementia risk, but the impact of a healthy lifestyle on diabetes-related dementia remains largely unknown. We aimed to investigate whether the increased risk of dementia among individuals with diabetes can be offset by a broad combination of healthy lifestyle factors.Methods: This prospective study utilized …

Continue reading Association of Combined Healthy Lifestyle Factors With Incident Dementia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Periodontal health, cognitive decline, and dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

AbstractBackgroundEmerging evidence indicates that poor periodontal health adversely impacts cognition. This review examined the available longitudinal evidence concerning the effect of poor periodontal health on cognitive decline and dementia.MethodsComprehensive literature search was conducted on five electronic databases for relevant studies published until April 2022. Longitudinal studies having periodontal health as exposure and cognitive decline and/or …

Continue reading Periodontal health, cognitive decline, and dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

Association of Daily Step Count and Intensity With Incident Dementia in 78 430 Adults Living in the UK

Key PointsQuestion  Is there a dose-response association of daily step count and intensity with incidence of all-cause dementia among adults living in the UK?Findings  This cohort study of adults assessed with wrist-worn accelerometers found that accruing more steps per day was associated with steady declines in dementia incidence risk, up to 9800 steps per day, beyond which …

Continue reading Association of Daily Step Count and Intensity With Incident Dementia in 78 430 Adults Living in the UK

Tourism as a dementia treatment based on positive psychology

AbstractNo research in tourism or medicine has addressed the potential relationship between travel and the medical treatment of dementia. Given tourism's increasingly important role in society, a cross-disciplinary team of tourism and dementia experts provide insight into the potential benefits of tourism for individuals with dementia. This conceptual effort critically reviews the tourism and dementia …

Continue reading Tourism as a dementia treatment based on positive psychology

Vitamin D and brain health: an observational and Mendelian randomization study

BackgroundHigher vitamin D status has been suggested to have beneficial effects on the brain. ObjectivesTo investigate the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], neuroimaging features, and the risk of dementia and stroke. MethodsWe used prospective data from the UK Biobank (37–73 y at baseline) to examine the association between 25(OH)D concentrations with neuroimaging outcomes (N = …

Continue reading Vitamin D and brain health: an observational and Mendelian randomization study