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Physical health and lifestyle predictors for significant cognitive impairment in community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong

Lee, AT; Chan, WC; Chiu, HF; Richards, M; Hui, LY; Ng, SP; Chan, WM; (2016) Physical health and lifestyle predictors for significant cognitive impairment in community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal , 22 (S6) S37-S39. Green open access

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Abstract

KEY MESSAGES: 1. The 6-year incidence of significant cognitive impairment (SCI) in community-living Chinese older people in Hong Kong is 8.6%; 2. Old age, female gender, and low educational level are risk factors for SCI; 3. Physical illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and atherosclerosis are risk factors for SCI; early detection and adequate treatment of these illnesses might help reduce the risk of SCI development in older people; 4. Depression is also a risk factor for SCI; 5. Endurance exercises, stretching exercises, and mental activities are protective against development of SCI.

Type: Article
Title: Physical health and lifestyle predictors for significant cognitive impairment in community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v22%20Suppl%206n/37....
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10037732
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