Our brain folds lose tension as we age

Jan 16, 2017 by

Researchers have found that the cerebral cortex loses tension as we age, especially in people with Alzheimer’s. The researchers compare it to skin begin to slacken as we age....

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Brain training may help keep seniors on the road

Jan 14, 2017 by

A Penn State University study of over 2,000 adults 65 or older found that those who participated in training designed to improve cognitive abilities are more likely to continue driving over the next decade....

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New strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s

Jan 12, 2017 by

A study published in Neuron showed that scientists were able to prevent the early events of Alzheimer’s and the development of brain pathology in experimental animal models. Specifically, they found that the inhibition of Nuak1 resulted in reduced levels of tau....

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Jan 2, 2017 by

Researchers have learned that regular exercise may help ward off memory decline for people with vascular cognitive impairment....

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Verbal memory tests may not detect early Alzheimer’s in women...

Dec 11, 2016 by

A study published in Neurology has found that mild cognitive impairment in women may frequently be missed because they tend to perform better in tests of verbal memory skills....

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High blood pressure raises dementia and cognitive decline risk...

Dec 9, 2016 by

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says that the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia in later life is greater for people with high blood pressure, especially middle-aged adults....

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Dementia risk may be raised by hormone therapy for prostate cancer...

Dec 5, 2016 by

A study published in JAMA Oncology found that men with prostate cancer who had ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia in the five years after the ADT treatment, compared to men who didn’t receive it....

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