Leisure activities in late life in relation to dementia risk: principal component analysis.

@article{PaillardBorg2009LeisureAI,
  title={Leisure activities in late life in relation to dementia risk: principal component analysis.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Paillard-Borg and Laura Fratiglioni and Bengt Winblad and Hui-xin Wang},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={136-44}
}
AIMS To explore the underlying dimensions of a set of interrelated lifestyle factors and test the hypothesis that an active lifestyle may protect against dementia. METHODS The study population consisted of 776 participants aged >or=75 years who were dementia-free at both baseline and the first follow-up examinations. Participation in leisure activities was assessed at baseline of the survey, and principal component analysis was used to identify their underlying factors. RESULTS During the 9… CONTINUE READING

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