At the Fountain of Health™ we strive to bring you evidence-basded information on brain health across the lifespan. Here are some Fountain of Health™ publications and some references for each area of the Wellbeing section of the site. Please feel free to Contact Us if you know of an article or reference you think we should be aware of.
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Levy B, et al. Longitudinal benefit of positive self-perceptions of aging on functional health. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2002;57(5):409-417.
Levy B. Mind matters: cognitive and physical effects of aging self stereotypes. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences 2003; 58(4): 203-211.
Levy B, et al. Longevity increased by positive self-perceptions of aging. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2002; 83(2): 261-270.
Wurm S, et al. How do negative self-perceptions of aging become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Psychology and Aging 2013; 28(4): 1088-1097.
Levy B, Slade M, Pietrzak H, & Ferrucci L. Positive age beliefs protect against dementia even among elders with high-risk gene. PLOS One 2018.
Gilmour H. “Social participation and the health and well-being of Canadian seniors.” Stats Can Catalogue 82-003-X 2012.
Nicholson N. A review of social isolation: an important but underassessed condition in older adults. J Prim Prev 2012;33(2-3):137-152.
Flatt J, et al. Participation in social activities in later life: does enjoyment have important implications for cognitive health? Aging Health 2013;9(2)149-158.
Angevaren M, et al. Physical activity and enhanced fitness to improve cognitive function in older people without known cognitive impairment. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008;3:CD005381.
Lautenschlager NT, et al. Effect of physical activity on cognitive function in older adults at risk for Alzheimer disease: a randomized trial. JAMA 2008;300(9):1027-1037.
McNamara D. Physical Fitness Ted to a Nearly 90% Reduction in Dementia Risk. Medscape 2018.
Nagamatsu LS, et al. Resistance training promotes cognitive and functional brain plasticity in seniors with probable mild cognitive impairment. Arch Intern Med 2012;172(8):666-668.
Rockwood K, et al. Physical activity and the maintenance of cognitive function. Alzheimers Dement 2007;3(2 Suppl), S38-44.
Wolff JK et al. What do targeting positive views on aging add to a physical activity intervention in older adults? Results from a randomized control trial. Health Psychology 2014; 29(8): 915-923.
Grossman P, et al. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and health benefits: A meta analysis. J Psychosom Res 2004;57(1):35-43.
Jeste DV, Palmer BW. A call for a new positive psychiatry of aging. British Journal of Psychiatry 2013; 20(2); 81-83.
Jeste DV, et al. Older age is associated with more successful aging: role of resilience and depression. American Journal of Psychiatry 2013; 170(2): 188-196.
Miller KJ, et al. Effect of a computerized brain exercise program on cognitive performance in older adults. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013;21(7):655-63.
Reijnders J, et al. Cognitive interventions in healthy older adults and people with mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review. Ageing Res Rev 2013;12(1):263-275. Online: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568163712000979
Valenzuela M, et al. Can cognitive exercise prevent the onset of dementia? Systematic review of randomized clinical trials with longitudinal follow-up. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2009;17(3):179-87.