The Role of leisure activities throught adult life span, a comparative study between MCI patients and healthy older adults.
Participation in leisure activities has been associated with favorable late-life psychological and cognitive outcomes. The Cognitive Reserve theory posits that greater participation in leisure activities and substitution of activities that are no longer available with new activities are the best ways to promote overall well-being with aging. The aim of the present study is to analyze whether there is a difference in the participation in leisure activities between MCI patients and healthy older adults.
This was a restrospective comparative study of 130 MCI patients (n= 80) (M=76, 74 years old; ds=6.8 years) and healthy older adults (n=50) (M=71.51 years (ds=8.92) Instruments: Questionnaire of Social Demographic Data (built ad hoc), Questionnaire of Social Participation.