Aerobics at Any Age is a Treat for Your Brain

May 28, 2020 by

Researchers from University of Calgary have found that just six months of exercise improved participants’ performance on tests of executive function (including self-correction and mental flexibility) by 5.7 percent....

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Hearing Aids May Reduce Cognitive Decline Risk

Apr 29, 2020 by

There’s good news for people who wear hearing aids. Researcher have found that after 18 months of hearing aid use, people’s performance on some cognitive test improved. The results were published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine....

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Aspirin Doesn’t Slow Cognitive Decline

Apr 27, 2020 by

Although past research has indicated that aspirin might benefit cardiovascular health, new research seems to indicate that aspirin doesn’t help prevent dementia or slow cognitive decline. The hope was that, since brain and heart health are connected, aspirin might...

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Diets high in salt may promote cognitive decline

Dec 17, 2019 by

How could a diet high in salt promote cognitive decline? According to new research, it destabilizes levels of the protein tau, which is the hallmark of dementia. In a new study on mice, scientists found that a high-salt diet...

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Board games appear to stave off cognitive decline

Dec 2, 2019 by

New research from the University of Edinburgh found that people who play more non-digital games in their 70s were more likely to maintain healthy cognitive function in their older years. This was even after accounting for confounding factors, such...

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Fluctuating blood pressure may hasten cognitive decline

Oct 22, 2019 by

A team of scientists from the NILVAD study group looked at data from a variety of European research institutions and found that fluctuations in blood pressure correlate with a faster rate of cognitive decline among people with Alzheimer’s....

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