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2008

In this monograph, we ask whether various kinds of intellectual, physical, and social activities produce cognitive enrichment effects-that is, whether they improve cognitive performance at different points of the adult life span, with a particular emphasis on old age. We begin with a theoretical framework that emphasizes the potential of behavior to influence levels of cognitive functioning. According to this framework, the undeniable presence of age-related decline in cognition does not invalidate the view that behavior can enhance cognitive functioning.

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Oct
2012

Japan is one of the most rapidly aging societies in the world. Measures to prevent dementia are urgently required in Japan, although such strategies have not yet been established. This study investigated the effectiveness of a pleasant physical exercise intervention on the prevention of cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly participants with subjective memory complaints.

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Aug
2015

This study investigates the role of gender in the associations of long-term depressive symptoms and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) with the risk of cognitive decline in elderly Taiwanese.
We analyzed 3679 subjects (age ≥57) in the 2003 and 2007 datasets of the Taiwan Longitudinal Survey on Aging, of which data were collected via face-to-face interviews by trained interviewers. We excluded proxy respondents.

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Dec
1969

One of the important organ damage of hypertension is cognitive decline. Cognitive function is determined by the function of hippocampus, and previous studies have suggested that the decrease in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the hippocampus causes cognitive decline. Protection against cognitive decline is reported not only in pharmacological therapy but also in exercise training or calorie restriction.

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