cognitive decline

‘Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay’


September 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about ... Read more...

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Computers lower dementia risk


September 5th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 5 (IANS) Computers do have their plus points, despite all the bad press -- the desk top, for instance, lowers the risk of dementia in the aged ... Read more...

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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Stroke hits women harder than men, says study


July 26th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) A stroke in any form hits women harder than men, robbing them of the very meaning of life, says a study from Sweden.Researchers at Danderyd Hospital, ... Read more...

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Daytime naps could be early sign of dementia


July 17th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Napping frequently during daytime could be an early sign of dementia, or may even prompt it -- so beware, say neurologists.They have linked excessive sleep and ... Read more...

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Staying active key to youthful brain: Study


April 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 29 (IANS) Aging may be inevitable, but staying physically and mentally active is the key to maintaining a youthful brain, says a new study."Although some memory functions do ... Read more...

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Does air pollution erode mental sharpness?


February 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Older women might wonder why they are unable to recall names or places or where they keep their things. Chronic exposure to particulate air pollution might ... Read more...

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Smoking may erode your problem-solving capacity


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Smoking may be a risk factor for dementia among the elderly that erodes their problem-solving capacity and self-control and makes them see things which are not ... Read more...

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Brain starts going downhill after 45, shows study


January 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Memory and other brain skills begin to decline at the age of 45, say researchers.The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension starts waning in middle ... Read more...

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Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

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A fishy diet could stave off Alzheimer’s risk


December 1st, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) People eating a fishy meal are likely to improve their brain health and stave off the risk of Alzheimer's disease. "This is the first study to ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to stress can predict dementia


November 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) A memory stress test could make it easier to predict who has greater chances of developing dementia.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), with ... Read more...

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Grape seed extracts could protect against Alzheimer’s


July 16th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) An antioxidant contained in grape seeds may help prevent Alzheimer's or delay the progression of the degenerative disease, say experts.Grape seed polyphenols, a natural antioxidant, prevent ... Read more...

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Testosterone perks memory in post-menopausal women


June 7th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 7 (IANS) Post-menopausal women have better memory after daily treatment with a testosterone spray for six months. "These results offer a potential therapy, where none currently exists, to ... Read more...

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Too much or too little sleep may accelerate cognitive aging by 4 to 7 years


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found how changes in sleep that occur over a five-year period in late middle age affect cognitive function in later life.The findings suggest that women ... Read more...

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Too little or too much sleep linked with cognitive decline


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Middle-aged adults who sleep too less or too much may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline, a study suggests.According to the study, less than ... Read more...

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Wanna keep your brain healthy in old age? Party and meet friends!


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Do you want to keep your brain healthy in old age? Then meet friends, attend parties or just go to the church!According to a research conducted by the ... Read more...

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Meet friends, attend parties to keep brain healthy


April 26th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) An easy way to keep your brain healthy and sharp is to meet friends, attend parties and or just play bingo!Frequent social activities may help prevent ... Read more...

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Chronic brain inflammation ‘linked to memory loss in older adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Chronic brain inflammation has been linked to some elements of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a new study.Inflammation is part of the ... Read more...

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High risk factors for stroke linked to some cognitive decline


April 13th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has warned that older adults at risk for stroke have significantly increased risk for some types of cognitive decline.The study, which involved 73 older women ... Read more...

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Drinking 100-pc fruit juice ‘as healthy as eating whole fruits’


April 12th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A research has suggested that drinking 100 percent fruit juices could have protective health benefits similar to those of whole fruits.Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research ... Read more...

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Study associates herpes to Alzheimer’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new technique to observe herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells has been developed by laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown ... Read more...

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Cerebellum offers clues to nature of human intelligence


March 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new research has shed light on the nature of human intelligence.The study has suggested that grey matter volume in the 'cerebellum' at the back of the brain ... Read more...

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New brain training app for research into ageing minds developed


March 4th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed an application to discover the true effectiveness of brain training exercises in 50-plus people.The Brain Jog application, which is available to ... Read more...

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Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption helps stave off dementia


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia.Estimates from various studies have suggested the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be ... Read more...

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High cholesterol, high BP in middle age linked to early memory problems


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk ... Read more...

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10 ways to keep your mind sharp revealed


February 20th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): If you don't want your brain to lose its prowess as you age, better follow these tips.Do somethingScientists are starting to think that regular aerobic exercise may ... Read more...

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Adults with large waistlines, high blood pressure ‘at high risk for memory loss’


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher ... Read more...

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Chatting is just as effective as brain-training


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Holding a simple chat could be just as effective as playing popular "brain-training" games that have spawned a multi-million pound industry.Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland ... Read more...

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Memory drills not best bet for reducing ’senior moments’


January 20th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new evidence review has suggested that memory training regimes are not any better than simple conversations at improving memory in older adults.Some studies show that healthy older ... Read more...

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Study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults


January 20th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study by scientists at Wayne State University has predicted the risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults.The combined results of a genetic blood test and ... Read more...

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Migraines, headaches ‘do not increase risk of cognitive decline’


January 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A study - using MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers - has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels ... Read more...

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Online tool can help worried seniors quickly determine dementia risk


January 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of ... Read more...

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Staying fit sharpens brain


December 24th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age, says a study.In recent years there has been a sales boom in so-called ... Read more...

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Physical exercise ‘keeps your brain sharp’


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Experts at the University of Florence suggest that physical exercise may be the best way to keep your brain sharp in old age.They say that keeping physically fit ... Read more...

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