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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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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AI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains

Jul 8, 2021 by

A new development published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence includes a breakthrough from artificial intelligence-based brain age prediction model that quantifies deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in people with mild cognitive impairment. The model may help with early detection...

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Microscopic metals in Alzheimer’s patients’ brain

Jul 1, 2021 by

In a collaboration of three universities, scientists have discovered tiny deposits of elemental, uncharged iron and copper in postmortem brains samples from two people who had Alzheimer’s disease. These highly reactive particles of metals appear to be stabilized within...

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Making music helps thinking and memory in older adults

Jun 24, 2021 by

A new meta-analysis of earlier research found that music may be of benefit to older adults with cognitive decline. In addition, studies found that both listening to and active participation in music may help thinking and memory in older...

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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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