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Book Chapter: Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Later Life

TitlePrevention of Cognitive Decline in Later Life
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Issue Date2015
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
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Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Later Life. In Cheng, ST ... (et al) (Eds.), Successful Aging: Asian Perspectives, p. 269-279. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractIt is well recognized that the certain cognitive abilities, especially psychomotor speed, attention and memory tend to decline with age. However, there are great individual variations in the cognitive trajectories across life span. While neurodegenerative diseases lead to progressive intellectual impairment and loss of function, lifestyle factors may act as important modifiers of cognitive function at late life. The benefits of physical exercise on health and cognition have been well studied. It is also interesting to note that certain dietary patterns and active continuous engagement in cognitive activities will also help to preserve our brain function. An approach to multimodality intervention in prevention of dementia should be based on knowledge about neural mechanisms of major cognitive modulators, and adapting to the individual needs as one passes through the cognitive spectrum with age.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208761
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLam, LCW-
dc.contributor.authorChan, WC-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-18T09:11:21Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-18T09:11:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationPrevention of Cognitive Decline in Later Life. In Cheng, ST ... (et al) (Eds.), Successful Aging: Asian Perspectives, p. 269-279. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2015-
dc.identifier.isbn9789401793308-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208761-
dc.description.abstractIt is well recognized that the certain cognitive abilities, especially psychomotor speed, attention and memory tend to decline with age. However, there are great individual variations in the cognitive trajectories across life span. While neurodegenerative diseases lead to progressive intellectual impairment and loss of function, lifestyle factors may act as important modifiers of cognitive function at late life. The benefits of physical exercise on health and cognition have been well studied. It is also interesting to note that certain dietary patterns and active continuous engagement in cognitive activities will also help to preserve our brain function. An approach to multimodality intervention in prevention of dementia should be based on knowledge about neural mechanisms of major cognitive modulators, and adapting to the individual needs as one passes through the cognitive spectrum with age.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands-
dc.relation.ispartofSuccessful Aging: Asian Perspectives-
dc.titlePrevention of Cognitive Decline in Later Life-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
dc.identifier.emailChan, WC: waicchan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, WC=rp01687-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-9331-5_16-
dc.identifier.hkuros242675-
dc.identifier.spage269-
dc.identifier.epage279-
dc.publisher.placeDordrecht-

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