Feasibility of Conducting Nonpharmacological Interventions to Manage Dementia Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. This study assessed the feasibility of conducting 3 nonpharmacological interventions with older adults in dementia, exploring the effects of chair yoga (CY), compared to music intervention (MI) and chair-based exercise (CBE) in this population. Using a cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT), 3 community sites were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to CY, MI, or CBE. Participants attended twice-weekly 45-minute sessions for ...
More

Physical Activity in Severe Dementia Is Associated With Agitation Rather Than Cognitive Function

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Background:The authors examined associations between physical activity, cognitive function, activities of daily living, and behavioral and psychological dementia symptoms (BPSD) in severe and moderate dementia.Methods:A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess severe and moderate dementia groups according to the Clinical Dementia Rating. An actigraphy measured physical activity. Other measures included Mini-Ment...
More

Gender Differences in the Association Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Function

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Objective:This study aimed to determine the association between hearing loss and cognitive function by gender in a nationally representative sample of older adults.Methods:We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2011) for 655 participants aged 60 to 69 years. The cognitive functioning component consisted of the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s disease, the Animal...
More