How young you feel may reflect the true age of your brain

Aug 20, 2018 by

A new study found that older participants who reported feeling younger than their biological age had better scores in memory tests than their peers and were less likely to feel depressed and more likely to feel optimistic about their...

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Anesthesia may decrease memory, cognitive skills in adults 70+...

Aug 17, 2018 by

A study published in the British Journal of Anesthesia has found that in adults over 70, anesthesia may decrease memory and cognitive skills....

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“Skinny fat” linked to cognitive decline

Jul 30, 2018 by

A recent study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging found that obesity alone, sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) alone, or the two together can heighten the risk of cognitive function impairments later in life....

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The link between depression and cognitive decline

Jul 16, 2018 by

Research by psychologists at the University of Sussex have found substantial evidence of the link between depression and decreased cognitive function in the general population....

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How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

Jul 14, 2018 by

Exercise has long been tied to improved brain function in seniors, but there’s new evidence that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits as high-intensity exercises, as long as it’s done for at least 52 hours total...

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A flexible aorta might slow brain aging

Jul 10, 2018 by

The lead author in a new study believes that a more elastic aorta protects cognitive function by decreasing the negative effects of excessive blood pressure on the brain....

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How dark chocolate could boost brain health

Jun 2, 2018 by

Two new studies found that eating dark chocolate (70 percent cacao) enhances neuroplasticity in the brain and helps fight infection and disease....

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