According to researchers, cocoa flavanols could have a neuroprotective effect. In a recent study, researchers found enhancements in working memory and improved visual information processing in participants who had taken cocoa flavanols. Additionally, women who ate cocoa products reported less cognitive impairments following sleep deprivation.
A new study reports high sugar and fat based diets that lead to obesity, coupled with the normal aging process, may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers share new insight on subjective age discordance, the difference between how old you feel and how old you would like to be. The study reports on days you feel closest to your ideal age, your mood is more positive.
Researchers report they have identified biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in spinal fluid samples of a significant number of older patients hospitalized as a result of hip fractures. The study suggests neural alterations that lead to poor balance in older people may signify an increased risk of falls that result in hip fractures, and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers suggest the hip fracture, therefore, may serve as an early sign of Alzheimer's in older patients.
Researchers report, for those with a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer's disease, 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may delay cognitive decline and have beneficial effects on tau in the brain. They speculate the same may be true for those with more common forms of the neurodegenerative disease.
A decline of our five senses can predict poor health comes and even death in older adults, a new study reports.
A new study reports on a significant correlation between infrequent daily computer use and smaller hippocampal volume, an indicator of an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.