Axon myelination is significantly disrupted in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers also found brain cells of men and women vary significantly in how their genes respond to the neurodegenerative disease.
A new test reveals an association between poor lifestyle choices and an increased risk of cognitive decline leading to dementia.
A diet that consists of at least half a serving of flavonoid-rich foods per day reduces the risk of cognitive decline in older adults by 20%.
Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and depression and anxiety in adulthood.
Six months of aerobic exercise intervention was associated with cognitive improvements and cerebrovascular regulation. Older people who embarked on the aerobic exercise program had, on average, a 5.7% improvement on tests of executive function and verbal fluency similar to that of a person five years younger.
People who consume a diet containing anti-inflammatory foods, including fruits, vegetables, and coffee, are less likely to develop dementia as they age, a new study reports.
Contrary to popular belief, taking a low-dose of aspirin daily does not reduce the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Researchers found no difference between older people who took aspirin and those who took a placebo in the risk of developing MCI, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease.
Increasing consumption of food and drinks high in antioxidant flavonols helps slow memory and cognitive decline, a new study reports.
22% of study participants with severe gum disease developed dementia, and 23% diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment suffered extreme tooth loss. Only 14% of those with healthy gums were later diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder. The findings add further evidence for the link between dental hygiene and dementia.
A new study in Neurology reports balance and eye movement exercises may help people with MS to improve their balance problems and fatigue.
Older adults who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and nuts have greater brain volume, a new study reveals. Researchers say diet can influence brain shrinkage and the development of neurodegenerative diseases as we age.
A genetic variation that alters the metabolism of glutathione may be responsible for cognitive decline in people who do not have other associated biomarkers, a new study reports.