What is the Rochester Epidemiology Project?
The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) is a collaboration of clinics, hospitals, and other medical facilities in southeastern Minnesota and involves community members who have agreed to share their medical records for research. Using medical record information, medical scientists can discover what causes the diseases, how patients respond to medical and surgical therapies, and what will happen to patients in the future. Research studies conducted in the local community may improve the health of people both locally and globally.
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Midlife arts, crafts and socializing tied to better late-life cognition
A study using the Rochester Epidemiology Project found that among cognitively healthy people 85 to 89 who were followed for four years, engaging in significant social activity in mid- and late life drove down the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment by 55 percent.