Extra virgin olive oil may protect against dementias

Dec 5, 2019 by

A new study on mice, scientists found that a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil appears to prevent the toxic accumulation of the protein tau. Tau is the hallmark of multiple types of dementia. In addition, brain tissue...

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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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Food Comas May Help Preserve Long-term Memory

Nov 5, 2019 by

Although most of us probably think of food comas as something that shuts down our brain, new research from New York University has found that food comas may actually help us to form long-term memories....

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Blood Thinner May Delay Alzheimer’s

Oct 31, 2019 by

A team of investigators from New York and Span found than an existing blood thinner may help delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was done on mice but the scientists found that that just one year’s treatment...

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Microglia May Offer New Alzheimer’s Target Treatment

Oct 24, 2019 by

Researchers studying mice have a new theory about Alzheimer’s: that microglia (a type of brain immune cell) drives the tissue damage that is linked to tau clumping. These findings might offer a new approach to delaying the dementia that’s...

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Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline in elderly

Oct 16, 2019 by

Two studies from Rutgers University looked at perceived stress and cognitive decline. They found that perceived stress may hurt oral health. This, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline, especially among the elderly. Both of the research papers from...

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