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Brain training, exercise, and healthy eating slow cognitive decline in elderly people at risk, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 12 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1386
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

A comprehensive programme incorporating individual support for healthy eating, regular exercise, and brain training in addition to managing metabolic and vascular risk factors reduced cognitive decline in older people at risk for dementia, results reported in the Lancet have shown.1

The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) screened 2654 people aged 60-77 and recruited 1260 people who had raised dementia risk and cognition at or slightly below the mean level expected for their age. Raised dementia risk was defined as scoring …

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