News tagged with functional decline
A Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts seems to improve the brain power of older people better than advising them to follow a low-fat diet, indicates research published online in the Journal of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 20, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 3
The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (9) | 36 |
New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 19, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (12) | 2 |
A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we ...
Neuroscience Feb 01, 2012 | 3.9 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Evidence is building that poor sleep patterns may do more than make you cranky: The amount and quality of shuteye you get could be linked to mental deterioration and Alzheimer's disease, four ...
Health Jul 16, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (12) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- When it comes to communication in the brain, more is usually better. But now scientists have linked increased communication in a network of brain regions to more severe mental impairment in patients with ...
Neuroscience Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, memory problems stem from an overactive enzyme that shuts off genes related to neuron communication, a new study says.
Medical research Feb 29, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A new drug candidate may be the first capable of halting the devastating mental decline of Alzheimer's disease, based on the findings of a study published today in PLoS One.
Medications Dec 14, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (17) | 0 |
People who sometimes went hungry as children had slower cognitive decline once they were elderly than people who always had enough food to eat, according to a new study published in the December 11, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the me ...
Neuroscience Dec 10, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Declining levels of the protein BubR1 occur when both people and animals age, and contribute to cell senescence or deterioration, weight loss, muscle wasting and cataracts. Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that adult progenitor ...
Medical research Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Each year in Quebec, nearly 6000 people undergo coronary bypass surgery. Recovery is long and quality of life is greatly affected, in particular because most patients experience cognitive deficits that affect attention and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress)—One in four elderly people with mild cognitive impairment – a precursor to dementia – naturally 'reverts' to normal cognition, research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute report that they successfully used a virus vector to restore the expression of a brain protein and improve cognitive functions, in a mouse model of Alzheimer's ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A daily multivitamin supplement may improve brain efficiency in older women, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |