Adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, have greater pupil dilation when taking cognitive tests than their cognitively normal peers. Task-evoked pupillary response may be a cost-effective, and low invasive screening test for those at genetic risk for Alzheimer's before the symptoms of the disease take hold.
According to a new study, having high blood pressure in your 50's can impact your brain health and cognitive skills later in life.
Eating a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables along with regular exercise can help stave off cognitive decline in adults, a new study reports.
According to a new study, even elite students face significant cognitive decline if they sleep less than 5 hours a night for a week or more.
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.
Older people who have higher levels of neuroticism are more likely to have worse cognitive function than those with other personality traits. Researchers say personality traits may be related to how well people can maintain their cognitive function, despite developing neuropathology associated with aging and dementia.
Researchers report boosting levels of osteocalcin in the blood may help reverse age related memory loss in mice.
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.
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Researchers say a single season of playing high school football is all it takes to cause microscopic alterations to the structure of the brain.
Oxytocin, the so-called "love hormone," could help to treat cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. Researchers demonstrated oxytocin reversed the effects of amyloid-beta on hippocampal LTP in mice. The findings suggest oxytocin could be used as a therapeutic for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.