Social isolation linked to dementia risk, lower brain volume
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 09, 2022
Social isolation is tied to a 26% increased risk of dementia and loss of brain volume in areas linked to cognition, a long-term study finds.
Clinical briefs for Friday, April 15
Apr 15, 2022
To boost or not to boost: Providers tackle the question … Exercise may protect against brain volume loss due to aging, investigators say … FDA delays REGEN-COV approval decision to July … U.S. economic...
Mild COVID-19 linked to brain changes in older adults
Mar 09, 2022
Mild cases of COVID-19 may lead to measurable brain tissue changes and cognitive decline, especially in older adults, an unusual study of pre- and post-infection brain scans finds.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 16
Nov 16, 2021
Cognitive outcomes similar with warfarin, dabigatran in older patients with Afib … Risks of drug therapy after stent placement may now outweigh benefits, researchers say … More exposure to estrogen...
Having a good listener in one’s life may help slow cognitive decline: study
Aug 18, 2021
Older adults who have regular interactions with active listeners are more likely to have cognitive functioning that contradicts evidence of dementia-related brain changes, a new study finds.
Older adults who stay active preserve brain health, scans show
Mar 10, 2020
Individuals who reported the most leisure-time activity had brain volumes equivalent to someone four years younger, say researchers.
Cardio exercise is good for the brain’s gray matter, new study finds
Jan 02, 2020
Heart and lung fitness appears to be good for the brain. And older adults may benefit most when it comes to memory-sensitive regions, say German researchers.
Obesity, metabolic health linked to premature brain aging
Nov 25, 2019
Adults who are metabolically unhealthy and obese appear to have older brains, say researchers from Harvard Medical School.
Hearing loss could accelerate the reduction of brain volume, study finds
Sep 01, 2011
Hearing loss in older adults might also cause accelerated gray matter atrophy, or a loss in brain volume, a new study shows. This indicates that devices such as hearing aids could be more important than...