New guidelines from the World Health Organization stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing dementia. To reduce the risk of cognitive decline, experts say good food and exercise are even more effective than pills.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 15, 2019
A first-of-its-kind study revealed that daily aerobic exercise significantly improves brain health in young and middle-aged adults. The findings suggested that aerobic training may prevent or delay some age-related cognitive decline.
Neuroscience February 4, 2019
People who experienced cognitive decline can still reverse its effects by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. In a study, participants saw their brain age improve after only six months.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018
High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is widely known to burn a lot of calories. However, a recent research from Florida Atlantic University indicated that it has another crucial health benefit: prevention of cognitive dysfunction in obese people.
Public Health December 13, 2018
A study of more than 2500 American adults shows a link between vision loss and mental decline. Here are ways to keep the eyes healthy and reduce one's risk of developing eye diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration.
Public Health June 30, 2018
A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.
Neuroscience February 1, 2018
By 2060, 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. For now, there's no cure, but the study aims to find effective prevention measures to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Neuroscience December 9, 2017
A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.
Neuroscience July 3, 2017
Researchers have found that drinking one cup of tea can help the elderly in preventing cognitive decline. The study was carried out on Chinese people but it could be applied to all races.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2017
Some of the patients who were given fake Alzheimer's disease diagnosis resigned from their jobs, underwent treatment and sold their possessions. One killed himself.
Neuroscience February 10, 2017
Researchers at University of Leicester discovered a drug for Alzheimer’s disease that not only improves the neurodegenerative symptoms but also extends the life span of terminally ill mice. The novel drug-like molecules that improved degenerating brain cells in mice has the potential to treat AD in humans.
Neuroscience December 22, 2016
Sudden and long-time changes in mood, personality or behavior may be an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new report suggests. Researchers in Canada created a questionnaire that may indicate risks of early progression.
Neuroscience July 24, 2016
For older patients, experiencing delirium after surgery or hospitalization may be tied to cognitive decline, a new study suggests. Researchers in Boston examined the relationship between the two.
Public Health July 18, 2016
Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?
Neuroscience June 19, 2016
A 36-point personalized treatment for Alzheimer's reversed memory loss and sustained improvements in a small study. This gives hope that the condition marked by cognitive decline can be prevented and cured.
Neuroscience June 17, 2016
Nutritional supplements have been proven to be beneficial in many ways. Now, new research suggests that taking a special combination of these supplements may prevent brain cell loss.
Neuroscience June 6, 2016
Most people with signs of dementia would prefer to delay a visit to the doctor due to fears that it would mean their 'life is over,' a new survey revealed. However, experts encourage the public to act on their symptoms as early as possible.
Public Health May 17, 2016
Tooth loss may be linked to cognitive decline and dementia, new research shows. The results of the study suggest that, with good oral health, the risk of developing cognitive impairments, such as dementia, may be reduced.
Life April 5, 2016
A new tool could help detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study has found that reduced use of the home computer could signal a developing neurodegenerative disease.
Life April 1, 2016
Women tend to retain memory longer than men in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This might lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment among women.
Life March 18, 2016
Video games showed promise in improving the thalamus function of multiple sclerosis patients, as they have been found to strengthen neural connections in the brain area. They may help address cognitive decline experienced by half of MS sufferers.
Life March 11, 2016
Surgical anesthesia is not seen as causing any mild cognitive impairment later in life, even in patients 40 years of age and older, researchers say. A Mayo Clinic study followed 1,700 people aged 70 to 89, all of whom had undergone at least one surgery.
Life January 22, 2016
There’s no avoiding aging but you growing older does not have to mean a decline in cognitive ability. Researchers have found that older adults can maintain a healthy brain by engaging in mentally challenging activities.
Life January 20, 2016
Watching too much television and lack of physical activity in younger years may take a toll on cognitive function. Researchers said that this is an alarming finding because of the amount of time spent being sedentary among teens of today.
Life December 4, 2015
Researchers have found that older people with poor executive functions are at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke.
Life August 7, 2015
Scientists at the University of Bari in Italy have discovered that cognitively normal older people who drink more and more cups of coffee over time may experience higher rates of mild cognitive impairment compared to those who regularly drink only one to two cups of coffee each day.
Life July 30, 2015
New studies found that women with mild cognitive impairment are at a more increased risk of deterioration compared to men. Aside from the general setting, women who underwent surgical procedures under general anesthesia were also found to deteriorate faster than men.
Life July 22, 2015
Researchers at the Harvard Medical School have found that type 2 diabetes could potentially be linked to a considerable decline in the cognitive and decision-making skills of an individual.
Life July 11, 2015
A Mediterranean diet could help seniors fight off the effects of aging on their brains, a new study finds. How could diet help improve mental health?
Life May 11, 2015
A Mediterranean diet may lessen the risk of memory loss and cognitive decline as we age. A new study found that eating fruits, veggies, and fish has a beneficial long-term effect on the brain.
Life May 7, 2015
Biogen Idec a step closer to develop a drug that slows down progression of Alzheimer's disease. The biotechnology company will start late-stage clinical trials later this year.
Life March 23, 2015
Cochlear implants may improve more than hearing in older adults, a new studied has determined.
Life March 12, 2015
Older adults who were trained as musicians when they were young are better than non-musical peers at recognizing sounds of speech, a new study found. Do musicians really have superior brains?
Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2015
A new study on NFL players recently uncovered that those who played the sport under the age of 12 had more cognitive decline than their peers who started playing the sport later.
Life January 29, 2015
A new study suggests that sleeping soundly when you are young may help preserve your cognitive abilities when you are older. Moreover, once we reach middle age, taking afternoon naps can also help improve one's memory and guard it against deterioration.
Life January 25, 2015
A study reveals that people with higher education that are suffering from memory issues are exposed to a higher risk of stroke, as the brain's ability to ward off damage could have already eroded.
Life December 12, 2014
Having diabetes in midlife could have a negative effect on a person's cognitive abilities later in life, says a new study. Health experts said factors associated with the condition can also lead to dementia.
Life December 2, 2014
Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, could be diagnosed by MRI well before symptoms appear, according to new research.
Life October 7, 2014
Alzheimer's disease has been successfully reversed in a handful of patients for the first time, according to a researcher from the University of California.
Life October 2, 2014
Scientists from the Buck Institute and UCLA have successfully reversed memory loss in patients suffering from early Alzheimer's disease with a combination approach that combined diet, exercise, vitamins and brain stimulation.
Internet Culture October 1, 2014
When looking at cognitive function in older adults, morning results might be very different from afternoon test results. Researchers have found a noticeable difference in brain function throughout the day.
Life August 7, 2014
A new research has found out that patients suffering from dementia are highly likely to get pacemakers compared to those without the condition. The study has involved over 16,000 people.
Life July 30, 2014
Engaging in brain stimulating activities such as doing crossword puzzles can help delay the onset of cognitive problems. Researchers found that adopting a mentally stimulating lifestyle can delay memory and thinking problems by five years regardless of educational and work background.
Life June 24, 2014