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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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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Sugar going into the brain during septic shock causes memory loss...

Apr 24, 2019 by

Survivors of septic shock often experience memory loss and decreased cognitive function and now researchers might understand why. New research found that during septic shock, sugar is released into the blood stream and enters the brain. The sugar disrupts...

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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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