Cognitive-boost tai chi beats out stretching, standard tai chi in older adults with MCI
Oct 31, 2023
Cognitively enhanced tai chi worked better to improve cognitive ability compared to standard tai chi and stretching in people who had concerns about their memory and those experiencing mild cognitive impairment,...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 3
Oct 03, 2023
WHO: Switch back to trivalent flu shots … Vascular cells needed to form long-term memories … Radiation could treat inoperable kidney tumors … “Expired” COVID-19 tests may still be OK, feds say...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 15
Aug 15, 2023
Heart group urges better shared decision-making … Metformin studied for muscle recovery … Pros, cons of shifting meds in older adults with diabetes … Long COVID numbers on the way down, but symptoms...
Assessing dementia? Have a stranger gauge memory
Aug 08, 2023
Having an outsider assess memory could be a low-cost method to see if a person is at risk for dementia, according to new research.
12-week walking program boosts recall memory in seniors: study
May 26, 2023
The story recollection abilities of seniors significantly improved as did brain activity after weeks of supervised walking exercise, investigators say.
Positive perception of aging linked to memory recovery, Yale study finds
Apr 12, 2023
Older adults who have absorbed positive beliefs about aging from their culture are 30% more likely to recover normal cognitive function after experiencing mild cognitive impairment, investigators report.
Multivitamin may be key to improving cognition in older adults
Sep 21, 2022
The whole notion that taking a simple daily multivitamin could improve overall cognition and memory for adults 65 and older is bound to raise hopes — and eyebrows. And yet those are the findings of a...
Cranberry supplements may aid memory in older adults
May 24, 2022
Improvement in neural functioning also seen during 12-week intervention
Cranberries may improve memory and ward off Alzheimer’s
May 25, 2022
Consuming a daily cup of cranberries can help improve memory and brain function, as well as lower LDL cholesterol, new research from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, finds.
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.