Mental disorders increase risk of dementia later in life
Feb 17, 2022
Preventing and treating mental health disorders earlier in life might reduce or delay the risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study.
Stable body mass index helps predict better cognitive health in seniors
Jan 28, 2022
Significant fluctuations in body mass index are linked to a 60% faster progression of cognitive decline in older adults, researchers say.
Manageable risks for dementia and heart disease are closely linked, AHA’s annual report finds
Jan 27, 2022
There is growing evidence that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. But that knowledge and awareness has not yet trickled down to patients, the authors say.
Higher resting heart rate tied to dementia risk in older adults
Dec 15, 2021
Elevated resting heart rate also associated with accelerated cognitive decline
Cataract extraction linked to lower risk for dementia development
Dec 07, 2021
No significant association seen for glaucoma surgery with dementia risk in prospective study involving older adults
Enrichment activities activate genes that help seniors resist cognitive decline
Nov 08, 2021
Spending time on intellectually stimulating activities appears to activate a gene family known as MEF2, which controls a genetic program in the brain that promotes resistance to cognitive decline. That’s...
Poorly controlled diabetes — not diabetes itself — triples dementia risk, study finds
Oct 13, 2021
In the absence of a cure for dementia, prevention is vital, and a new study offers evidence that this can be done through the careful control of diabetes, investigators say.
Ophthalmic conditions linked to increased risk for dementia
Sep 14, 2021
Risk increased in association with age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetes-related eye disease, but not glaucoma
ADHD linked to Alzheimer disease across generations
Sep 13, 2021
Risk for AD increased for parents of individuals with ADHD; associations attenuated with decreasing genetic relatedness
Elders get a cognitive boost after positive social interactions, mobile study finds
Sep 15, 2021
In a smartphone-enabled study, adults aged 70 years and older had better cognitive performance the same day that they reported having more frequent, pleasant social interactions than usual — and on the...