Most Older Adults Don’t Ask How to Prevent Dementia

Jun 8, 2019 by

Even though most older adults expect to lose brain power, a new national poll finds that many may miss out on effective strategies to fight dementia. While many take supplements or do puzzles to try to stave off brain...

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Sudokus and Crosswords Sharpen the Brain for Adults 50 and Over...

Jun 6, 2019 by

Research on more than 19,000 participants found that the more regularly adults 50 and over did Sudoku and crosswords, the better than brain function. The results were published in two linked papers in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry....

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Scientists Develop an Objective, Brain-based Test to Diagnose Autism...

Jun 4, 2019 by

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine used fMRIs to measure the response of children with autism to different environmental cues in the part of the brain involved in assigning value to social interactions....

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Teens with ADHD have higher crash risk and more violations

Jun 2, 2019 by

A team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Center for Management of ADHD looked at the records of newly licensed drivers to determine what role ADHD played. The large-scale longitudinal study...

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Xenon Found to Prevent Early Death and Improve Long-term Cognition After TBI...

May 30, 2019 by

New research from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Imperial College London has found that the anesthetic drug xenon helps the brain when given soon after a traumatic brain injury. The drug appears to prevent early death and long-term cognitive...

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World Health Organization Offers 12 Risk Factors for Dementia...

May 28, 2019 by

The World Health Organization has published prevention guidelines that evaluate 12 risk factors for dementia, as well as advice on how to address these concerns....

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Brain Changes May Occur 34 Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms...

May 25, 2019 by

There’s new evidence that changes in the brain’s anatomy and neurochemistry can occur decades before any symptoms of Alzheimer’s actually appear. The study on the brain’s “changepoints” in Alzheimer’s was published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience....

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