Cognitive

Singing show tunes combats dementia: study

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Long-term care operators might want to add show-tune sing-alongs to their dementia care plans, new research suggests.

Researchers make 'stunning' Alzheimer's breakthrough, return affected neurons to normal state

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A major breakthrough in Alzheimer's research could lead to new and more effective ways of treating the disease, according to a recently released study in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Two new good-mood payoffs: memories, decisions improve

Two new good-mood payoffs: memories, decisions improve

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Boosting the mood of seniors helps them do better on decision-making and working-memory tests, researchers have found. In the first study to demonstrate how a positive mood can help older adults with brain tasks, scientists examined 46 adults ages 63 to 85. Half were given a thank-you card and two small bags of candy tied with a red ribbon when they arrived at the lab. The other half were not.

Improving care for cognitively impaired residents the focus of April 24 McKnight's webcast

Improving care for cognitively impaired residents the focus of April 24 McKnight's webcast

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Providers can learn how to better handle one of their most challenging caregiving categories — cognitively impaired residents — by tuning in to a free McKnight's webcast April 24.

Brain games do not improve people's cognitive skills, study finds

A new study debunks the theory that brain-training games help to boost people's cognitive abilities.