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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...

2012-03-27 14:00:57

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that cognitive training was able to improve reasoning, memory, language and hand eye co-ordination of healthy, older adults. It is estimated that by 2050 the number of people over 65 years old will have increased to 1.1 billion worldwide, and that 37...

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...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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