Aerobics at Any Age is a Treat for Your Brain

May 28, 2020 by

Researchers from University of Calgary have found that just six months of exercise improved participants’ performance on tests of executive function (including self-correction and mental flexibility) by 5.7 percent....

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“Silent” Brain Infarcts Tied to Cognitive Decline in A-fib...

May 26, 2020 by

New research has found that oral anticoagulation by itself might not be sufficient enough for patients who have A-fib due to clinically silent brain infarcts....

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Flickering Light May Help Alzheimer’s

May 5, 2020 by

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that lights flickering at 40 beats per second has a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in The Journal of Neuroscience....

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Smoking Linked to Loss of Brain Matter

May 1, 2020 by

We already know that smoking is bad for your lungs. Now researchers have linked cigarette smoking to a loss of gray or what matter in the brain too. The results were published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology....

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Hearing Aids May Reduce Cognitive Decline Risk

Apr 29, 2020 by

There’s good news for people who wear hearing aids. Researcher have found that after 18 months of hearing aid use, people’s performance on some cognitive test improved. The results were published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine....

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Aspirin Doesn’t Slow Cognitive Decline

Apr 27, 2020 by

Although past research has indicated that aspirin might benefit cardiovascular health, new research seems to indicate that aspirin doesn’t help prevent dementia or slow cognitive decline. The hope was that, since brain and heart health are connected, aspirin might...

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Measuring Iron in the Brain Detects Dementia Progression

Apr 23, 2020 by

UK researchers have discovered that they can detect the progression of dementia in those with Parkinson’s by measuring iron deposits in the brain. The results were published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry....

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