Children with higher cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness and a lower waist-to-hip ratio had higher scores in cognitive tests for attention and processing speed during middle age.
Global cognition can be estimated in older adults by automatically analyzing key drawing features while performing a drawing test using a tablet and digital pen.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle or adopting minor lifestyle changes helps reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially for those from a lower socioeconomic background.
Maintaining a growth mindset and belief in yourself as you age helps you succeed at skills you wish to master.
Older adults may have better listening skills in busy social settings than previously believed, researchers say.
Latinos aged 55 and older who participated in Latin dance classes for eight months showed significant improvement in working memory over their peers who did not partake in Latin dance.
Social isolation has been directly linked to structural changes in brain areas associated with memory and cognitive function. Researchers report socially isolated people are 26% more likely to develop dementia later in life.