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Moderate exercise, long thought to be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, may actually hasten symptoms if done regularly after diagnosis, a new study suggests.
Johns Hopkins researchers say meaningful organized social activities could stop, and in males actually reverse, declines in volume in regions of the brain vulnerable to dementia.
The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).
The positive benefits of music for the frail elderly abound in medical literature, but new research suggests music that is too loud may be more harmful than helpful.
Seniors who have better heart and lung health tend to have better memory recall and cognitive capabilities, according to a new study in the Journal of Gerontology.
Life experiences with intellectual stimulation may have more impact than demographic influences on cognitive abilities in older adults, researchers find.