Factors underlying cognitive decline in old age and Alzheimer’s disease: the role of the hippocampus

Jaroudi, Wafa, Garami, Julia, Garrido, Sandra, Hornberger, Michael, Keri, Szabolcs and Moustafa, Ahmed A. (2017) Factors underlying cognitive decline in old age and Alzheimer’s disease: the role of the hippocampus. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 28 (7). pp. 705-714. ISSN 0334-1763

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Abstract

There are many factors that strongly influence the etiology, development, and progression of cognitive decline in old age, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). These factors include not only different personality traits and moods, but also lifestyle patterns (e.g., exercise and diet), and awareness levels that lead to cognitive decline in old age. In this review, we discuss how personality traits, mood states, and lifestyle impact brain and behaviour in older adults. Specifically, our review shows that these lifestyle and personality factors affect several brain regions, including the hippocampus, a region key for memory that is affected by cognitive decline in old age as well as AD. Accordingly, appropriate recommendations are presented in this review to assist individuals in decreasing chances of MCI, dementia, AD, and associated symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 00:43
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 01:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63122
DOI: 10.1515/revneuro-2016-0086

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