A new study reports positive social support from adult children can help reduce the risk of developing dementia for older people.
Children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and whose mothers have lower levels of education, have weaker brain activity in areas of the brain associated with working memory and are more likely to experience attention problems.
Sea Hero Quest, a navigation themed cell phone game, is helping researchers to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Those with a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's perform worse on the spatial navigation tasks in the game, taking more time and less efficient routes to checkpoint goals.
A new study will investigate the effects of exercise and eating a Mediterranean style diet has on the development of dementia, and whether a change in lifestyle has neuroprotective properties. Researchers are looking for volunteers between 55 and 74 years of age to participate in the study.
A new study looks at the effect of digital detox on travelers. Initially, people experience anxiety, frustration, and symptom of withdrawal from technology while traveling. As their trip progresses, people experience more enjoyment and feelings of liberation after spending extended time away from the digital world.
The proportion of those aged 65 and older prescribed antidepressants has more than doubled over two decades, from 4.2% in the 90s to 10.7% in twenty years later. However, the prevalence of depression among the age group has dropped since the 90s from 7.9% to 6.8%.
Despite common claims that increasing omega-3 consumption will protect against, or reverse, anxiety and depression, researchers report the supplements have little positive effect on mental health.