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New Research Finds Caffeine Enhances Memory

January 12th, 2014
New Research Finds Caffeine Enhances MemoryResearchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that caffeine can have a positive effect on long-term memory. A team of scientists led by Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological ...

Some Brain Areas Keep Youthful Connectivity in Aging

January 9th, 2014
Some Brain Areas Keep Youthful Connectivity In AgingNew research discovers that some regions of the brain maintain the ability to make new connections long after the brain stops growing. This ability to retain a "childlike" ...

Vitamin E Effective in Slowing Alzheimer’s Decline

December 31st, 2013
Vitamin E Effective in Slowing Alzheimer's Decline  A new study shows that a daily dose of Vitamin E is effective in slowing functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. The daily dosage ...

Healthy Cholesterol Levels Tied to Lowered Risk of Alzheimer’s

December 30th, 2013
Healthy Cholesterol Levels Tied to Lowered Risk of Alzheimer'sHigh levels of "good" cholesterol and low levels of "bad" cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark ...

Multiple Concussions May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s

December 28th, 2013
Multiple Concussions May Be Linked to Alzheimer's A new study of normal men and women suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup ...

Technology to Test for Concussions Still Lacking

December 27th, 2013
Technology to Test for Concussions Still LackingIt's the season for football bowl games and playoffs, and some may be perplexed by rule changes that limit various forms of contact. The rule changes have come about because of ...

Brain Scans Track Alzheimer’s Progression

December 23rd, 2013
Brain Scans Track Alzheimer's ProgressionEmerging research shows that high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to track Alzheimer's: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads. Researchers studied patients with Alzheimer's ...

Helping Those With Dementia Live At Home Longer

December 21st, 2013
Helping Those With Dementia Live At Home Longer  A new study has found that most people with dementia who live at home are not having all their health and welfare needs met, which ...

Mice Study Implicates Brain Vessel Damage in Alzheimer’s

December 17th, 2013
Mice Study Implicates Brain Vessel Damage in Alzheimer's A new NIH-funded study suggests damage to brain blood vessels may contribute to problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. As published in Nature Communications, researchers used a mice ...

Dementia Risk Greatest for Diabetic Native Americans & African-Americans

December 14th, 2013
black elderly man look SSAmong older adults with type 2 diabetes, the risk of developing dementia was found to be higher for Native Americans and African-Americans, according to a new study. The study, one of the ...
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