Gerontology & Geriatrics

Spending time on household chores may improve brain health

Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults. In a recent Baycrest study, older adults who spent more time on household chores showed greater brain size, which is a strong predictor of cognitive ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer's disease biomarker

Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta—a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease—in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is empathy born in mom's first hugs?

Show your baby your love, and you'll get a kinder, gentler adult child as your reward, a new study suggests.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise boosts blood flow to the brain, study finds

It's not just your legs and heart that get a workout when you walk briskly; exercise affects your brain as well. A new study by researchers at UT Southwestern shows that when older adults with mild memory loss followed an ...

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