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Managing Relationships Using Your Perception of Others. Cooperation and communication among people and groups is enhanced by understanding and empathizing with others' views of themselves, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In a study that involved hundreds of participants, researchers at Notre Dame University's Mendoza College of Business found that understanding others' perspectives helps affirm people's identities, and builds confidence. Brittany Solomon, assistant professor of management and organization, said that since much of life involves interacting with others in various relationships, understanding people's perceptions is a useful tool for success.

A Brisk Walk May Help Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease. Moderate physical activity (compared to light physical activity), such as a brisk walk, may help slow progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (University of Wisconsin). Researchers used accelerometers to measure the daily physical activity of participants who were in late middle age and at high genetic risk for AD. Moderate physical activity is associated with greater (healthier) levels of glucose metabolism in all brain regions, and participants who spent at least 68 minutes a day in the activity showed better glucose metabolism than those who spent less time. Glucose metabolism is a measure of neuronal health and activity. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease online Aug. 30, 2017.

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Publication:Duke Medicine Health News
Date:Nov 1, 2017
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