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Cognitive aging and cognitive decline are important public health concerns in an aging US population. The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trail among healthy older adults to assess effects of four innovative activities on remediation of age-related cognitive decline.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Tai Chi exercises, Autobiographical writing, Successful aging seminars, Combined intervention, exercises plus writing
Stanford University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:57-0400
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Therapeutic exercises aimed to deepen inspiration or expiration or even to alter the rate and rhythm of respiration.
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The practice of writing usually by a skilled or specialized writer focused on the reporting or dissemination of medical information for a target audience.
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