Mental abilities can improve with age

Sep 23, 2021 by

New research published in Nature Human Behavior indicates that two key brain functions can improve in older people. Scientists found that the functions—which allow us to attend to new information and to focus on what’s important in a given...

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Retinal plaques may be biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Sep 21, 2021 by

New findings published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia indicate that amyloid plaques found in the retinas may be an indicator of similar Alzheimer’s plaques in the brain. The discovery indicates that the eyes may provide a more visible biomarker for...

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History of concussions may change youths’ brains

Sep 16, 2021 by

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion. This is particularly true in the middle regions of the brain, which are more...

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Some types of body fat decrease amount of gray matter in brain...

Sep 9, 2021 by

University of South Australia researchers have found that some types of obesity (unfavorable or neutral) lead to a reduction in the brain’s gray matter, which is linked to a greater risk of dementia and stroke....

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How Alzheimer’s affects sleep

Sep 2, 2021 by

Sleep patterns tend to change with age but for those with Alzheimer’s, it’s more complex. They may experience sleep disturbances and disorders, changes to their sleep cycle, and shorter or fragmented sleep....

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Digital pens provide insight into cognitive testing results

Aug 24, 2021 by

New research from Boston University School of Medicine used digital pens and digital voice recorders to capture differences in participants’ performance while completing a cognitive test. They found that differences in thinking versus writing time on a symbol coding...

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Tooth loss linked to dementia and cognitive decline

Aug 3, 2021 by

Scientists have found a potential relationship between tooth loss, dementia and cognitive decline. The research was published in the journal JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine....

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