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2012-02-15 06:41:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From stress to insomnia to anxiety, whatever the cause may be, new research shows that lack of sleep at night could affect memory later in life. “Disrupted sleep appears to be associated with the build-up of amyloid plaques, a hallmark marker of Alzheimer´s disease, in the brains of people without memory problems. Further research is needed to determine why this is happening and whether sleep changes may predict cognitive decline,” the study author at...

Sleep Problems Could Affect Your Memory
2012-02-15 04:59:40

The amount and quality of sleep you get at night may affect your memory later in life, according to research that was released this week and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. "Disrupted sleep appears to be associated with the build-up of amyloid plaques, a hallmark marker of Alzheimer's disease, in the brains of people without memory problems," said study author Yo-El Ju, MD, with Washington University...

2012-02-07 13:15:00

ACSM research links exercise with lower risk of dementia-related death Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Research released this month by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) finds that increasing physical activity may decrease the risk of dementia-related death. The study, titled “Cardiorespiratory Fitness as a Predictor of Dementia Mortality in Men and Women,” appears in this month´s issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the...

2012-02-03 21:00:00

Protica has announced that their product, Profect® can benefit some patients suffering from dementia. Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Protica has announced that their product, Profect® can benefit some patients suffering from dementia. According to the Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine, dementia is a general loss of cognitive abilities, including impairment of memory as well as disturbed planning, organizing and abstract thinking abilities. There are many causes of dementia. For...

Brain Decline Can Start At An Earlier Age
2012-01-06 09:20:22

The brain´s capacity for memory, reasoning and cognitive function can start deteriorating as early as age 45, instead of age 60, as experts had previously thought, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers, led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK, argue that it is important to investigate the age at which cognitive decline begins because...

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2011-12-30 07:32:14

A new study shows that eating a diet high in certain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids improves brain function. Older people who ate this diet were found to have less brain shrinkage, which is linked to Alzheimer´s disease. The participants also had higher scores on mental acuity tests than participants who ate a diet high in trans fats, which are found in packaged baked goods and fast foods like crackers and potato chips. Recent studies have shown that a heart healthy diet is good...

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...

2011-12-22 07:35:40

New research suggests that, in people who don't currently have memory problems, those with smaller regions of the brain's cortex may be more likely to develop symptoms consistent with very early Alzheimer's disease. The study is published in the December 21, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "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...

2011-12-01 13:39:10

There are many different causes of dementia and, although its progression can be fast or slow, it is always degenerative. Symptoms of dementia include confusion, loss of memory, and problems with speech and understanding. It can be upsetting for both the affected person and their relatives and careers. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine shows that a regime of behavioral and mental exercises was able to halt the progression of dementia. Researchers...

2011-10-04 11:17:48

Everyday, 1,000 people in Canada turn 65, entering a stage of life that has increasing risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease. "Recent national and international imaging studies on the brains of people aged 65 and older show that 95 per cent have brain small vessel disease seen as white spots and patches on magnetic resonance images," says Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Brain Sciences Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute at the University of Toronto. These studies also...