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Depression May Speed Up Brain Aging

Depression is associated with accelerated brain aging, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England. While previous research has shown that individuals with depression or anxiety have a...

DEMENTIA – A FINANCIAL & SOCIAL SINKHOLE

The world’s population is aging, and doing so rapidly. The number of individuals aged 60 years old and over is expected to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030 – from 901 million to 1.4...

Be Kind to Yourself – Helpful Ways to Stress Less

Have you ever heard a dentist say, “only brush the teeth that you want to keep”? Well, you only have one brain, so the choice is clear – you are best to treat it with...

AI – Spotting Changes in the Brain Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms Emerge

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is challenging, time consuming, and costly. Currently, there is no single test, or series of tests, that can determine with 100% certainty whether an individual has developed AD. In fact, AD...

Coffee and Your Brain – Is It Worth A Second Cup?

Do you drink coffee? Or, maybe the better question is, should you drink coffee? Although the Coffee Association of Canada reports that coffee is the most popular beverage choice amongst adult Canadians over 16 (even...

Dementia risk linked to some medicines – but don’t panic

A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson’s and bladder problems. University...

The Menopause-Alzheimer’s Connection

In the next three minutes, three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Two of them will be women. There are 5.7 million Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. By 2050, there will...

HOW TO SPOT – AND PREVENT – COGNITIVE DECLINE

When we look at the concerns people have about healthy aging, one of the areas that seems mysterious and often worrisome is brain health. This is particularly worrisome for women, because 70 per cent...

Too Much Sitting Is As Bad For The Brain As It Is For The Body

If you didn’t quite believe that sitting is one of the worst things we can do for our health, a new study should clear any lingering doubt. It finds that sitting isn’t just a...

Stopping Exercise Can Increase Depressive Symptoms

Science has already established the importance of introducing regular exercise to help prevent and manage mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. But new research out of the University of Adelaide has shed light on...

Problems with diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer’s

When a patient under 65 complains about memory loss, confusion and problems at work, it seldom leads to a quick, clear diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. “They get told it’s a midlife crisis. They get...

Alzheimer’s Stigma May Stymie Research

Widespread stigma related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may act as a barrier against individuals’ seeking early risk-assessment, treatment, or participating in research relating to the condition, a survey study confirmed. The researchers asked 317...

How to boost performance in your business through neuroscience

It is widely accepted that people are an organization’s most valuable asset. In many cases the most expensive, so supporting and challenging them to do things simpler, better and faster is the key to...

Assessing Professional Competence and Tempering Stigma

Dr. Redd, a 76-year-old practicing physician, sought help for memory loss at an Alzheimer’s disease research center. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she became distressed when she was instructed...

Women Who Exercise Regularly Have a Lower Risk of Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association estimated the direct cost to American society of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to be $259 billion in 2017. Because of the increasing number of older individuals being diagnosed, there is an ever-increasing need for ways to treat and lower risk of dementia. A...

Gender Differences Found in Brains of Sleep Apnea Patients

A new brain imaging study reveals structural brain changes in patients with sleep apnea as well as distinct differences between males and females with the condition. Obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder which involves disruption of...

High Protein Diet May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

A diet high in protein rich foods such as meat and legumes reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research from Edith Cowan University has found. Researchers from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences...

Women with Alzheimer’s lose their verbal communication skills quicker than men

A new research review, conducted by academics at the University of Hertfordshire, has identified that the cognitive areas where women usually have the upper hand over men, such as verbal communication, are those quickest to decline...

Superagers’ youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover...

Creativity Is Good For Your Brain Health

Over centuries, people from all walks of life have pursued creative stimulation. Be it singing, writing, dancing or painting, there lies a distinctive type of fulfillment and satisfaction while using these modes to express yourself. Scientific research has...

Medication-induced dementia

Medication-induced dementia is a cognitive impairment of language, memory and comprehension originating from or complicated by prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Many drugs can contribute to the condition, and, along with the variance of symptoms, it is often...

Scientists explore high-tech and low-key ways to improve memory

Thirty-six million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In Canada, 25,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Those sobering numbers have researchers around the globe racing to come up with new ways to...

New FDA Guidelines Eases Approval For Alzheimer’s Treatment

he Food and Drug Administration issued new guides on drug development for neurological disorders. This sets the stage for possible treatments for Alzheimer’s. The disease-oriented development guide documents will provide details on how researchers...

RESEARCHERS SHOW WHICH FOODS PREVENT, PROMOTE DEMENTIA

Foods can determine whether someone will suffer from dementia in later years, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot. A large-scale international study that...

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