Fighting age-related memory decline by syncing brain waves

Apr 4, 2019 by

Researchers at Boston University used brain stimulation to improve synchronization between gamma and theta brain waves in the left temporal and prefrontal cortexes in older people with memory decline. This technique rapidly boosted the participants’ working memory function for...

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Passive TV may impair memory in older people

Mar 26, 2019 by

A new study from the UK found that older people who spent 3.5 hours or more per day watching TV experienced a greater decline in verbal memory than those who watched fewer hours of TV per day....

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Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline

Mar 24, 2019 by

Johns Hopkins University researchers used data from 12,336 people to assess inflammation’s effect on cognitive decline....

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Sleep apnea may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s

Mar 20, 2019 by

In new research from the Mayo Clinic, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between sleep apnea and a particular Alzheimer’s biomarker....

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Brain health tied to vascular risk factors

Mar 18, 2019 by

A research team from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh has examined the role that vascular risk factors—such as smoking, obesity and hypertension—play in brain health....

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Eating mushrooms may decrease cognitive decline risk

Mar 16, 2019 by

A new study on seniors has found that those who consume more than the standard portions of mushrooms recommended in a week may be able to decrease their chances of developing mild cognitive impairment by 50%....

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“Holy Herb” May Help Treat Alzheimer’s One Day

Mar 8, 2019 by

New research on Yerba santa, a valued herb among Native tribes in California, shows that the “holy herb” might help shield the body from inflammation and other triggers that may result in the death of brain cells. Yerba santa...

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