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Older People Who Exercise Have Less Brain Shrinkage
2012-10-23 11:05:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physical exercise at any age is good for the body. But those who are later in their years may have a better reason to continue exercising than worrying about their figure. According to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Neurology, researchers have found that people over 70 who remain physically active have less brain shrinkage than those who do little or no exercise. Experts from Edinburgh University say that...

2012-08-06 10:29:55

Study receives award at American Psychological Association's Annual Convention FINDINGS: UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The team studied 59 participants with an average age of 84, recruited from local retirement communities in Southern California. The volunteers were split into two groups: the first group used a brain fitness program for an average...

2012-07-21 23:02:08

With personality-based brain training, MindSparke adapts its brain fitness exercises to match the trainee's personality type. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 MindSparke today introduces the first brain training program to adapt to the trainee's personality type. With a few simple questions MindSparke matches the trainee's personality to the exercises it delivers. This novel approach is designed to ensure that customers get the most out of the training. "We're on a mission to make brain...

Memory In Patients With Early Alzheimer’s Improves From Nutrient Mixture
2012-07-10 15:20:27

In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells. A clinical trial of an Alzheimer´s disease treatment developed at MIT has found that the nutrient cocktail can improve memory in patients with early Alzheimer´s. The results confirm and expand the findings of an earlier trial of the nutritional supplement, which is designed to promote new connections between brain cells. Alzheimer´s patients gradually lose those...

2012-06-20 00:53:58

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published today in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Findings were based on an 8-month randomized controlled trial comparing those who practiced Tai Chi to a group who received no intervention. The same trial showed increases in brain volume and more...

2012-06-15 23:01:20

SharpBrains Virtual Summit brings together global leaders and innovators to advance the emerging fields of applied neuroscience and brain fitness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 The third annual virtual SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity, Innovation and Data, held June 7-14th, concluded with a call to enhance brain health by harnessing neuroplasticity-based applications, big data platforms and consumer interest to augment the traditional reliance...

2012-05-25 23:00:09

With a focus on bringing people together to improve their memory and overall brain health, Ultimate Memory today announces new ways to make brain stimulation a family affair. New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Nobody will deny that two, three or four heads are better than none. With this in mind, the creators of Ultimate Memory today prove their communal spirit — announcing new ways for families to come together for fun and engaging brain training. Ultimate Memory is already...

2012-05-23 18:54:40

Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found. Older people with robust brain 'wiring' — that is, the nerve fibers that connect different, distant brain areas — can process information quickly and that this makes them generally smarter, the study suggests. According to the findings, joining distant parts of the brain together with better wiring improves mental performance,...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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