Researchers in Sweden have found that keeping both physically and mentally active during middle age can significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia during old age.
Paul Rohde, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute (ORI). He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1988, at which time he began work at ORI. His current research focuses on the prevention of adolescent depression, eating disorders, and obesity, and on the treatment of depression and eating disorders. Based on his clinical training and research, he tries to maintain an active schedule of “behavioral activation” with exercise, painting, singing in a choir, fiction reading, dogwalking, and socializing when not at ORI. Dr. Rohde has directed or co-directed 23 federally-funded research projects and has published over 150 research-based articles. He is a licensed psychologist.