Body Mass, Inflammation, and Cognition – What is the strongest ...

Body mass index (BMI) has been linked to inflammation, and systemic inflammation has been linked to decreased cognition. Now, a new study directly links a high BMI to lower cognitive functioning. The current study, published in the journal Brain, ...

Nov 28

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Health Psychology

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Anxiety raises risk of dementia

People who experienced high anxiety any time in their lives had a 48%t higher risk of developing dementia compared to those who had not, according to a new study led by USC researchers. The study sample involved data collected over 28 years from ...

Nov 24

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia?

One particular type of mental exercise may succeed at doing what nothing else has before: putting off dementia. A new, 10-year study showed that speed training - computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly - beat ...

Oct 15

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Use it or Lose it: Study Shows Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain ...

We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains?

Aug 31

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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The Best Lifestyle Change To Prevent Cognitive Decline

The very best lifestyle change a person can make in midlife to protect against cognitive decline later is taking more exercise.

Jul 14

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating metabolism, making a person with AD more likely to develop diabetes, new research suggests.

Apr 11

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia, Health / Illness / ...

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Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

The risk of developing dementia is decreasing for people with at least a high school education, according to an important new study that suggests that changes in lifestyle and improvements in physical health can help prevent or delay cognitive ...

Feb 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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It's not what you say, but the language you say it in

Not only can speaking more than one language help one travel to exciting destinations and experience other cultures around the world, it can also protect against cognitive impairment after stroke.

Dec 30

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Changes in humor may be early indicator for dementia

We have all heard the saying "laughter is the best medicine." But according to new research, a noticeable change in what makes us laugh may not be a good sign for cognitive health: it may be an early indicator for dementia.

Nov 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Aging & Geriatric Issues, ...

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Healthy People Not Remembering Their Lives

In Canada, Psychologists discovered that there could be a new memory syndrome in healthy people with specific inability to re-live their past. It seems like a form of amnesia however the patients do not have history of brain damage or illness or ...

Jun 6

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain

Daily drinkers have lower rates of depression and cognitive decline

Jan 8

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Depression

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Healthy lifestyle choices mean fewer memory complaints, poll by UCLA ...

Research has shown that healthy behaviors are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder memory complaints, especially those that occur ...

Jun 1

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Why can't you remember your earliest Childhood?

New research presented today shows that formation of new neurons in the hippocampus - a brain region known for its importance in learning and remembering - could cause forgetting of old memories by causing a reorganization of existing brain ...

May 27

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests

Scientists used a distraction learning strategy to help older adults overcome age-related forgetting and boost their performance to that of younger adults. Distraction learning sounds like an oxymoron, but a growing body of science is showing that ...

Feb 23

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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