Probiotics may improve cognitive function in people with MCI

Jan 6, 2022 by

A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Foods suggests that probiotic supplementation may improve cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment. The researchers found that probiotic intervention at the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, such as...

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Light exercise associated with lower dementia risk

Jan 4, 2022 by

A new study published in JAMA Open Network has found an association between light-intensity exercise and reduced risk of dementia in older adults. Of the 62,286 participants (all of whom were 65 or older), active participants had a 20%...

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New brain hub for memory restoration identified

Dec 23, 2021 by

Researchers found they could increase memory-related brain activity and restore memory function in rats with MMT lesions by stimulating the anterior thalamus. The scientists hope this therapy could eventually help restore memory in humans with brain injury....

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Dental device may slow progression of Alzheimer’s

Dec 6, 2021 by

A team of researchers at the Center for BrainHealth, part of the University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University found a device called myTAP helped people with Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment. The device improved their quality...

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The sleep “sweet spot” that keeps your brain sharp

Nov 25, 2021 by

A multiyear study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that both short and long sleepers experienced greater cognitive decline than people who were able to sleep for a moderate amount. This...

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Early biomarkers may predict Alzheimer’s onset

Nov 2, 2021 by

New research published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine has revealed that circulating microRNAs, which are easily measured blood proteins, may identify the early risk of Alzheimer’s. Targeting these microscopic nucleotides for therapy could delay the onset of dementia...

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