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There is a long-established and widely recognized link between declines in sensory acuity – particularly hearing and vision – and cognition. Many studies over the years including data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), involving tens of thousands of participants across the country aged 45 to 85, backs this up. Hearing Cognitive decline is associated with hearing loss, which affects about 32 per cent of people aged 55 years, and more than 70 per cent of people...
Posted on 2021-08-09
A cognitive super ager is defined as being over 80 years old with performance on memory tests comparable with people two to three decades younger. Some changes in our cognitive ability are considered a normal part of aging. We develop many mental abilities that peak around the age of 30 and then on average subtly decline with age. These age-related changes commonly include overall slowness in thinking and difficulties in sustaining attention, multitasking, holding information in mind and word...
Posted on 2021-08-09
Sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety. According to WHO, 60 to 85 higher risk of experiencing dementia. Sedentary behavior was associated with several chronic diseases that were also associated with cognitive impairment and risk of dementia. Previous data suggested that prolonged sedentary time could...
Posted on 2021-08-09
Dementia is a group of diseases that affect cognitive skills, causing a loss of memory, motor skills, reasoning and problem solving. Like most diseases, dementia has risk factors. Some risk factors such as age and family history are unavoidable. But there are contributing factors you can focus on to help reduce your risk for dementia. Here is a list of well-known risk factors.  Age: The leading risk factor for dementia, although dementia can occur at any age. For most, the risk of g...
Posted on 2021-08-09
As a physiotherapist I field many varied questions from clients, so it was no surprise when I heard "can I ask you a question about concussions?", which was quickly followed by "how could the Leafs let Tavares get back on the ice so quickly?".  After I explained the rationale (see below), my client then said "since most people don't know this, parents and athletes are going to make the wrong decisions, so the Leafs need to do better to educate people". So I am going to save the Leafs some...
Posted on 2021-06-07
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