Researchers report poor attentiveness and becoming more distracted during simple tasks could signify early symptoms of cerebral small vessel disease.
Middle-aged people with the Alzheimer's related APOE4 gene have a harder time accessing recently acquired knowledge, even when they show no symptoms of memory decline.
Chemotherapy is often blamed for memory loss and cognitive problems in cancer survivors. However, new research published in Neuroscience challenges this belief. Researchers report cognitive impairments, often referred to as Chemo Fog, may actually start as the tumor grows and develops.
Researchers have identified a potential neuroimaging predictor for dementia that highlights brain structural changes that may occur years before people even notice memory problems.
Researchers reveal a helpful strategy to help those with cognitive problems to improve their memory.
According to researchers, bilingual people and trained musicians utilize fewer resources in their brains while completing working memory tasks. As their brains require less effort to perform tasks, researchers speculate this could protect them from the onset of cognitive decline.
A new study reports older adults exhibit greater eye movements, but this does not correlate with an increase in brain activity patterns. Researchers say, while the eyes and brain are taking in environmental information, the link to creating memories of what is seen weakens over a life time.
According to researchers, the key to retaining information is to relate it to something meaningful rather than to repeat it parrot fashion.
People move their eyes to determine whether or not they have seen an image before. Their eye movement patterns could predict memory mistakes. Findings reveal eye movements play a functional role in memory retrieval.
Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.
Spending time performing household chores may help to improve brain health, especially for older adults. Researchers found older adults who spent more time engaging in housework had greater brain volume, specifically in the frontal lobe and hippocampus, brain areas associated with memory and cognition.