Role of physical, mental health in cognitive impairment


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A recent study suggests that preserving physical and mental health helps older adults experiencing cognitive impairment stave off declines in cognitive engagement.

“We found that declines in physical and mental health were associated with more pronounced cognitive disengagement,” says Shevaun Neupert, corresponding author of the study and a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. “The impact of declines in physical health was particularly pronounced for study participants who had more advanced cognitive impairment to begin with.”



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