A new framework reveals Alzheimer’s disease is far more complex than previously believed. Rather than being a disease where the same causes produce the same outcomes, researchers found three different models for the disease, each with its own character…
Older adults who continue to perform household chores have better cognition, attention span, and physical strength compared to those who no longer do their own home keeping chores. Housework in older adults was also linked to a decreased risk of falls.
Researchers describe how specific facial features distinguish a child’s face from an adult’s face. The findings may help new technologies to quickly determine if children are depicted in indecent images.
When older couples are close together, their heart rates synchronize in complex patterns of interaction.
People who drink between 4 – 6 cups of coffee or tea per day have a lower risk of stroke and dementia, researchers report. Drinking coffee alone, or in combination with tea, was associated with lower risk of post-stroke dementia.
People who consume a diet containing anti-inflammatory foods, including fruits, vegetables, and coffee, are less likely to develop dementia as they age, a new study reports.
Older adults who sleep less than 4.5 hours, or more than 6.5 hours per night and who experience sleep disruptions are at greater risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
Longer and higher exposure to estrogen were associated with larger gray matter volume in middle-aged women.
People who consumed fish as a regular part of their diet had a lower risk of vascular brain disease, a condition that can lead to stroke or dementia.
In both aging human and mouse experiments, researchers identified a link between the MEF2 gene and cognitive resilience. Findings suggest enhancing MEF2 activity could protect the brain against age-related dementia.
Blood samples taken from older adults who experienced social isolation had higher levels of interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein, two biomarkers of inflammation.
Older adults who studied to learn a new language showed similar improvements in critical cognitive skills as those who used brain training apps to stay sharp.
While the positive impact of breastfeeding on babies is well known, little is known about the positive benefits for the mother. A new study reveals women who breastfed their children performed better on cognitive tests at age 50 than those who fed thei…
Age-related declines in bilateral movement coordination are linked to differences in alpha and beta neural activity, a new study reports.
Motivated older people have better outcomes when it comes to general health, researchers say.
Too much or too little sleep were both linked to increased risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
A new, freely available brain atlas reveals how brain metabolism changes throughout the life of mice.
A diet high in processed foods leads to neuroinflammation and memory decline in older rats, a new study reports. Supplementing a processed food diet with DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, helped mitigate memory problems and reduce inflammation.
People whose blood pressure is elevated but still falls within the normal range are at increased risk of accelerated brain aging, researchers report.
Increased accumulation of amyloid beta and a reduction of serotonin in the brains of older adults was associated with higher risks for developing depression later in life.