Current research reveals how being bilingual can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Department of Experimental Psychology and Department of Neurology at Ghent University conducted a study that supports such findings. Bilingual and monolingual participants were compared for time of clinical manifestation and diagnosis of AD. Woumans et al. (2013) from Ghent University states, “Results indicated a significant delay for bilinguals of 4.6 years in manifestation and 4.8 years in diagnosis. Our study therefore strengthens the claim that bilingualism contributes to cognitive reserve and postpones the symptoms of dementia.”
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According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention) each year one in three adults over 65 years in age falls. What might seem like a minor fall can actually have detrimental effects in the individual's health. The CDC brings statistical evidence in their article, Falls among older adults: An overview, mentioning how most fractures among older adults are caused by falls.
A recent study brings optimism to patients with low-back pain. Jennifer Corbett Doreen writer of Yoga may help low back pain, mental effecr? Not so much, reports an analysis of 228 people, which compared yoga versus traditional exercises in attempt to relieve back pain. Findings show that both groups were equally effective in relieving low-back pain. Although, the results are not dramatically different for both groups, many experts agree that yoga not only promotes relaxation and concentration, but may also have positive benefits for patients with low-back pain.