Dr Paul Gardiner
Stand up to dementia: Reducing prolonged sitting to improve cognitive function in older adults
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
sedentary behaviour | intervention study | older people | cognitive function | randomised controlled trial (rct)
Australia has an ageing population, resulting in more people being diagnosed with dementia. Prolonged sitting – (a behaviour that is very common amongst older adults) may increase the risk of cognitive decline and thus developing dementia. This study aims to further explore the relationship of sitting with dementia and cognitive function by using objective measures of sitting and also to develop programs and resources to reduce prolonged sitting which are informed by consumers.