Socialization may slow cognitive decline

Oct 8, 2020 by

Researchers at Wake Forest conducted research on the impact of dance and socialization on brain function in older adults diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. Although the study is ongoing, the team expects the results their seeing to continue, including...

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Trauma linked to cognitive decline in adults

Oct 6, 2020 by

According to new research, people who suffer from trauma—either in childhood or adulthood—may experience more cognitive decline as they age compared to those who haven’t gone through trauma. In addition, adults who went through recent trauma had a larger...

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Study says body clock rhythms, not sleep, dispose of brain’s toxic waste...

Sep 24, 2020 by

Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently conducted tests on mice to study their bodies’ circadian rhythms. They found that this system governs the glymphatic system—nerve cells that serve as the waste disposal system in the brain....

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Common drugs linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk

Sep 22, 2020 by

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego found a link between anticholinergics and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Anticholinergic drugs are prescribed for a range of conditions, including depression, seasonal allergies, incontinence and chronic obstructive pulmonary...

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Keto Diet May Reduce Alzheimer’s

Sep 18, 2020 by

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found a distinctive gut bacterial “signature” in the people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The found that a modified Mediterranean-style keto diet changed the bacterial communities in the volunteers’ guts and reduced...

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Higher BMI linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s

Sep 10, 2020 by

A new brain imaging study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that body weight has a surprising and alarming impact on brain function....

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Aging memories may not be worse, just different

Sep 3, 2020 by

The results of study published in the journal Nature Communications has found that aging memories may not be worse, just different, in terms of how people process the boundaries of events and episodic memory....

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