A new study reports bilingual people have an advantage when it comes to brain plasticity. Researchers report being multilingual could help stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia.
Amyloid accumulation occurs faster in those who have objectively-defined cognitive difficulties than older people who are considered to be cognitively normal. Mild cognitive impairment is also associated with faster hippocampal and entorhinal cortex atrophy.
Alzheimer's risk is increased for those with anosognosia, a condition in which sufferers are unaware they are experiencing memory loss.
A new study reports older adults who improved their fitness through moderate intensity exercise increased cortical thickness.
A modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet can modulate the gut microbiome and metabolites associated with improvements in Alzheimer's disease biomarkers.
Using the classic Nintendo game, Super Mario 64, researchers discover playing 3D platform games could help older brains to stave off mild cognitive impairment. Researchers report older people who played the video game had gray matter increases in the cerebellum, hippocampus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
People with mild cognitive impairment who had positive biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease in their cerebrospinal fluid performed worse on virtual reality navigation tasks. Virtual reality which incorporates navigational tasks could prove a helpful tool in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease for those at risk.
According to researchers, TBI not only increases the risk of mild cognitive impairment, it also may provoke early onset of dementia.
Despite popular belief, researchers have found no evidence that personality changes appear prior to the onset of dementia. The findings are published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment who practiced mindful meditation for 20 minutes a day were more likely to have an understanding of the underlying concepts of mindfulness. The study demonstrates memory impairments associated with MCI do not preclude learning mindfulness skills.
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.