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.
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.
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.
A new study reports positive social support from adult children can help reduce the risk of developing dementia for older people.