Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's

Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia—two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging" (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. ...

Neuroscience

In just six months, exercise may help those with thinking problems

Getting the heart pumping with aerobic exercise, like walking or cycling for 35 minutes three times a week, may improve thinking skills in older adults with cognitive impairments, according to a study published in the December ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers use MRI to predict Alzheimer's disease

MRI brain scans perform better than common clinical tests at predicting which people will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society ...

Cardiology

Heart health's impact on brain may begin in childhood

A child's blood pressure could indicate cognition problems into adulthood, according to a new study suggesting the cardiovascular connection to cognitive decline could begin much earlier in life than previously believed.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does diabetes damage brain health?

(HealthDay)—Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How puzzles, games might help your aging brain

(HealthDay)—Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down—but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests.

Neuroscience

Memory tests predict brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease

Mild cognitive impairment is a heterogeneous condition; it may may be reversible or permanent. but it is also associated with a higher risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease in particular. Mild cognitive impairment refers ...

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