Rhythm Experience and Africana Culture Trial (REACT!): A culturally salient intervention to promote neurocognitive health, mood, and well-being in older African Americans
The Rhythm Experience and Africana Culture Trial (REACT!) is a multi-site randomized controlled intervention study designed to examine the efficacy of using African Dance as a form of moderate-intensity physical activity to improve cognitive function in older African Americans. African Americans are almost two times more likely than Caucasians to experience cognitive impairment in late adulthood. This increased risk may be attributed to lower level and quality of education, lower socioeconomic status, and higher prevalence of vascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, all of which are recognized as risk factors for dementia. Fortunately, interventions targeting cardiovascular health (i.e., physical activity) are associated with improved neurocognitive function and a reduced risk for dementia, so African Americans may be particularly suited for interventions targeting cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
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Tentative Topic: Delirium
Dr. Marcantonio is Section Chief of Research for the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
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