Researchers have identified a potential neuroimaging predictor for dementia that highlights brain structural changes that may occur years before people even notice memory problems.
Findings could help to develop new neuro-rehabilitation interventions through musical training.
According to researchers, the key to retaining information is to relate it to something meaningful rather than to repeat it parrot fashion.
Researchers reveal a helpful strategy to help those with cognitive problems to improve their memory.
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.
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.
Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.
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.