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2014-05-12 04:50:31

[ Watch the Video: Longevity Gene May Boost Brain Power ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People possessing a variant of the longevity gene KLOTHO have demonstrated enhanced brain skills, regardless of factors such as age, sex or risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research published in the journal Cell Reports. The National Institutes of Health-funded study found that people with the variant had improved thinking, learning and memory. It also...

2014-03-06 16:27:14

Alzheimer Society of Canada asks: are you taking care of your brain? TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Have you been neglecting your New Year's resolutions like getting to the gym? National Brain Awareness Month is a perfect time to renew your resolutions because a healthy body is a healthy brain says the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Scientific evidence shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, whether it's a brisk walk or taking dance lessons, helps lessen the risk of...

2013-11-26 14:20:59

Although we know that mild cognitive impairment is a transitional stage between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, changes in brain networks during this transformation have yet to be studied. Dr. Jie Xiang and colleagues from Taiyuan University of Technology, China constructed brain networks using resting-state functional MRI data that were extracted from four populations (normal controls, patients with early mild cognitive impairment, patients with late mild cognitive impairment, and...

2013-11-25 12:50:11

Chemical banned by the US 3 decades ago hurts seniors' cognitive performance Although PCBs have been banned in the United States since 1979, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine researcher Maryse Bouchard has found that higher levels of the toxin was associated with lower cognitive performance in seniors. There is a significant association between PCB levels and cognitive abilities among individuals aged 70 to 84 years; the correlation was also detected to a lesser extent among...

2013-07-12 23:34:38

Based on evidence, the brain stimulating activities like reading, writing, dancing and playing intelligence games like 21 Bridge can substantially reduce memory decline and improve cognitive skills in young and older adults. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet Studios stated: "Brain stimulating activities that include playing intelligence game 21 Bridge early in life, can reduce memory decline and enhance cognitive skills with age." According to the...

2013-07-03 15:09:37

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to severe cognitive impairment as the disease progresses. Researchers in Italy have found that patients with high educational levels show less impairment on a neuropsychological evaluation compared with those with low educational levels. Their results are published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. MS is a progressive immunologic brain disorder with neuropsychological...

2013-06-12 23:26:33

Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet stated: “Cognitive skills are human traits that engage the individual´s cognitive functions to process, categorize, analyze, remember, and act on or react to what they see, hear, taste, smell, touch, imagine and perceive. Cognitions Bridge are a suite of fun games that develop efficient and alternate pathways, created by an individual's cognitive skills level, to engage different parts of the brain to perform core cognitive functions in a networked and...

2012-08-04 01:13:59

The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is advancing age. By age 85, the likelihood of developing the dreaded neurological disorder is roughly 50 percent. But researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say AD hits hardest among the "younger elderly" — people in their 60s and 70s — who show faster rates of brain tissue loss and cognitive decline than AD patients 80 years and older. The findings, reported online in the August 2, 2012...

2012-05-29 07:49:39

Exposure to solvents at work may be associated with reduced thinking skills later in life for those who have less than a high school education, according to a study published in the May 29, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The thinking skills of people with more education were not affected, even if they had the same amount of exposure to solvents. "People with more education may have a greater cognitive reserve that acts like...

2012-05-29 05:17:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In many cases, work can challenge the brain and stimulate thinking. For the less-educated who work with solvents, however, the opposite might prove true over the course of time. After a study involving 4,134 people who worked for the French National Gas and Electric Company, a lifetime exposure of four types of solvents- chlorinated solvents, petroleum solvents, and benzene and non-benzene aromatic solvents — resulted in impaired thinking skills after a...


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