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 Thursday, Feb. 17
Feb 17, 2022
More stewardship strategies linked to fewer discharge antibiotics … Memory retrieval problems may be due to knowledge clutter in older age: study … Impaired nasal cavity cells may explain early loss...
Study: ‘Cognitive frailty’ may be result of aging — not the brain changes found in dementia
Jan 11, 2022
Reduced cognitive function without substantial memory complaints may be a normal part of aging and not an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, investigators say.
Can sound influence how you feel?
Dec 30, 2021
If sounds can affect mood and sleep cycles, wouldn’t you want to harness that power in your long-term community? We’re doing just that at Garden Spot Communities, a continuing care retirement community...
Smartphone technology helps seniors with mild dementia complete daily tasks, study finds
Nov 18, 2021
Despite the pervasive notion that older adults dislike technology, participants enjoyed learning to use smartphone memory apps and were able to improve their daily prospective memory performance over four...
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...
Online interactions may slow memory decline, study finds
May 17, 2021
Regular online communication with friends and family as well as in-person interaction and phone chats all work together to help maintain long-term memory among older persons, says a study conducted by...
Smart ways to supplement residents’ brain health
Catherine Kwik-Uribe, Ph.D.
Apr 01, 2021
No matter how active and healthy people are, cognitive function is known to be impacted with age. While many approach memory loss with a sense of humor as having a “senior moment,” there’s no denying...
Sleep, not depression, may be top concern with beta blocker use: study
Mar 18, 2021
Depression did not occur any more frequently during beta blockers treatment than with a placebo, but some patients developed sleep-related symptoms, investigators found.
Six-year study links hearing loss to dementia risk
Feb 04, 2021
A study of older Australians has revealed a strong link between self-reported hearing loss and cognition, along with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment or dementia.