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2012-04-25 11:41:32

A new study in Biological Psychiatry examines the underlying biology The findings of a new study suggest that the protective effects of an active cognitive lifestyle arise through multiple biological pathways. For some time researchers have been aware of a link between what we do with our brains and the long term risk for dementia. In general, those who are more mentally active or maintain an active cognitive lifestyle throughout their lives are at lower risk. "The ideas of a 'brain...

2012-04-20 05:25:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The number of Americans older than 65 years old will double to 80 million by 2030. So, the increase of Alzheimer´s could reach a record high. A new study shows that daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline, even in people over the age of 80. "The results of our study indicate that all physical activities including exercise as well as other activities such as cooking, washing the dishes, and cleaning are associated...

2012-04-05 05:17:56

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows learning to speak more than one language may translate to better mental health. Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected positive impact on the resiliency of the adult brain. "Previous studies have established that bilingualism has a beneficial effect on cognitive development in...

2012-03-29 23:33:08

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. A paper published by Cell Press in the March 29th issue of the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected positive impact on the resiliency of the adult brain. "Previous studies have established that bilingualism has a...

2012-03-14 09:40:55

MS researchers find decline in cognitive performance for people with multiple sclerosis as outdoor temperatures rise Kessler Foundation scientists have shown for the first time that outdoor temperature significantly affects cognitive functioning in multiple sclerosis (MS). While it is recognized that disease activity increases during warmer months, this is the first study to document that cognition also fluctuates.  During warmer outdoor temperatures patients with MS performed worse...

2011-12-30 04:53:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — People who don´t have memory problems right now may develop memory problems later in life depending on the size of their brain´s cortex, according to this study. "The ability to identify people who are not showing memory problems and other symptoms but may be at a higher risk for cognitive decline is a very important step toward developing new ways for doctors to detect Alzheimer's disease," Susan Resnick, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging in...

2011-09-15 11:39:08

Older individuals' complaints about memory lapses such as having trouble remembering recent events may indicate that they are experiencing cognitive problems that are greater than typical age-related changes. These findings, which are published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, indicate that primary care clinicians, who are often the first to see patients who are worried about their memory, should be aware that such complaints might be indicative of something serious...

2011-08-11 12:04:38

A new study suggests that the relationship between brain shrinkage and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease changes across the age spectrum. The research is published in the August 10, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Those who are 85 and older make up the fastest growing population in the world," said study author Mark Bondi, PhD, with the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego...

2011-05-17 16:54:00

HOUSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Belmont Village's Circle of Friends® program, developed by the company to boost cognitive reserve in assisted living residents with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) was selected for Honorable Mention recognition as a part of the 2011 George Mason University Health Care Quality Improvement Awards. This singular Honorable Mention Award was chosen from all project submissions, across all entry categories, according to Andrew Carle,...

2011-05-02 16:42:19

A recent study revealed that the "cognitive reserve" in early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) and PET-CT examinations can be used to effectively to identify early-onset AD patients. "Although early-onset Alzheimer's dementia is quite rare, it can be devastating to the patients that carry the diagnosis," said Dr. Jacob Richard Hodge, lead researcher for this study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Symptoms are often unexpected and support networks are generally directed towards an older...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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