Increasing consumption of food and drinks high in antioxidant flavonols helps slow memory and cognitive decline, a new study reports.
People who contracted COVID-19 are significantly more likely to develop epilepsy or experience a seizure within 6 months of infection than those who contracted influenza.
People who lost weight soon after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease had a more rapid decline in thinking skills compared to those who maintained their normal weight. Those who gained weight had a slower decline in cognitive skills.
Study finds no significant evidence to support the link between following either the Mediterranean diet or a conventional diet and a reduced risk of developing dementia.
Getting the recommended amount of sleep, daily exercise, eating a healthy diet, and resisting alcohol and tobacco are among the seven identified lifestyle alterations those with diabetes should take to decrease their risk of developing dementia.
Older adults who spend their free time embarking on intellectually stimulating activities, such as reading, writing, or making crafts, have a 23% lower risk of developing dementia. Additionally, those who exercise and spend time socializing with family or friends also have a significantly decreased risk of dementia.
Consuming a diet rich in ultra-processed foods like chips, cookies, deep-fried foods, and salty snacks were associated with a higher risk of developing dementia.
The study reveals that performing household chores, exercising, and social interactions significantly reduce the risk of dementia.
Greater physical activity was associated with greater thinking speed reserve in women, but not men. Taking part in mental activities was associated with greater thinking speed reserve in both men and women.