Cognitive Function

Vitamin D as cognition clue?

Vitamin D as cognition clue?


There appears to be a link between low vitamin D levels and cognitive decline over time, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Group activities improve mental function in mild to moderate dementia, study finds

Structured group activities designed to stimulate cognition has shown to be effective in improving mental function of people with mild or moderate dementia, according to a new analysis.

Cataract surgery improves mood, cognition, sleep in Alzheimer's patients, research shows

People with mild forms of Alzheimer's disease experienced improvement in sleep patterns, cognitive functioning and mood after undergoing vision-correcting cataract surgery, new research revealed.

Memory problems in seniors could signal lower cognitive function, study reports

Seniors with complaints about short-term memory gaps, such as difficulty recalling recent events, might be experiencing more than just age-related changes, according to researchers. They say their new study findings could lead to new protocols for clinicians treating seniors with memory problems.

High-sodium consumption, little exercise linked to cognition problems, research shows

High-sodium intake and a low level of physical activity can be detrimental to cognitive function in the elderly, according to a new study.

Elderly women with sleep apnea are at a great risk for dementia, study finds

Elderly women with sleep apnea are at a great risk for dementia, study finds

Elderly women with sleep apnea had an 85% higher risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia than elderly women without sleep apnea, a new study found.

Small trial shows potential of jellyfish protein to fight memory loss

A small-scale clinical trial has shown promising results in improving cognitive function among individuals with memory problems through the use of a protein found in jellyfish.