Prayer at midlife is associated with reduced risk of cognitive decline in Arabic women Academic Article uri icon


  • Midlife habits may be important for the later development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We estimated the contribution of midlife prayer to the development of cognitive decline. In a door- to-door survey, residents aged≥ 65 years were systematically evaluated in Arabic including medical history, neurological, cognitive examination, and a midlife leisure-activities questionnaire. Praying was assessed by the number of monthly praying hours at midlife. Stepwise logistic regression models were used to evaluate the effect of prayer on the …

publication date

  • March 1, 2013