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Technology automatically senses how Parkinson's patients respond to medication
Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. (2019-04-17)
Espresso yourself: Coffee thoughts leave a latte on the mind
For millions of Australians, each day begins with a hot cup of coffee in order to activate our brains for the working day. (2019-04-17)
Brain stimulation shows promise for understanding memory decline in older adults
In a small, pilot study, a non-invasive device that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain was associated with temporary improvements in age-related memory loss in older people, according to a study published in the April 17, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-04-17)
Brain stimulation reverses age-related memory loss
Stimulating a precise location of the brain's memory center with electromagnetic pulses improves the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss to the level of young adults, reports a new study. (2019-04-17)
Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents
Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children's National Health System. (2019-04-15)
ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction
Researchers assessed 20 patients as they left the ICU and every single patient had detectable cognitive deficits in two or more cognitive areas of investigation, including memory, attention, decision-making and reasoning. (2019-04-12)
Aging gracefully: Study identifies factors for healthy memory at any age
University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. (2019-04-10)
Kidney disease triggers cognitive impairment, even in early stages
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a systemic condition. (2019-04-10)
Higher lead in topsoil boosts probability of cognitive difficulties in 5-year-old boys
Researchers sought to estimate the effects of exposure to lead in topsoil on the cognitive ability of 5-year-olds in the United States. (2019-04-10)
VA's process for determining TBI in veterans seeking disability compensation examined in new report
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should expand the requirement in its disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) to include any health care professional with pertinent and ongoing brain injury training and experience, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019-04-10)
Research underscores value of cognitive training for adults with mild cognitive impairment
Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, combined two non-pharmacological interventions for adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): eight sessions of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART), a cognitive training program shown to improve reasoning and ability to extract bottom-line messages from complex information; and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) over the left frontal region, associated with cognitive control and memory recovery success in people with Alzheimer's. (2019-04-10)
Marijuana for morning sickness? It's not great for baby's brain
With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. (2019-04-09)
Are you with me? New model explains origins of empathy
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the Santa Fe Institute have developed a new model to explain the evolutionary origins of empathy and other related phenomena, such as emotional contagion and contagious yawning. (2019-04-08)
Could eating garlic reduce aging-related memory problems?
Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. (2019-04-08)
Difficulty in middle age performing activities of daily living associated with adverse outcomes
Vital to quality of life and health for older adults is the ability to perform activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, eating, using the toilet, transferring locations to get in bed or sit in a chair, and walking across a room. (2019-04-08)
Healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines the role of a healthy diet and finds that this highly modifiable factor can have a large influence on maintaining physical function, lowering the likelihood of developing physical impairment by approximately 25 percent. (2019-04-08)
Researchers find brain molecular features associated with years of education
A study led by a team from the University of Barcelona identified greater cortical thickness in the frontal lobe in a group of old people with high levels of education. (2019-04-08)
When robots commit wrongdoing, people may incorrectly assign the blame
Last year, a self-driven car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. (2019-04-05)
Eyes reveal early Alzheimer's disease
Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's disease in which individuals become forgetful, reports a new study. (2019-04-05)
U of G study reveals why heart failure patients suffer depression, impaired thinking
A new study by University of Guelph researchers explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of circadian medicine. (2019-04-05)
Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer's disease brain lesions. (2019-04-05)
Deep stimulation improves cognitive control by augmenting brain rhythms
Team's findings could provide neurosurgeons and psychiatrists with the reliable, objective and rapid feedback they've needed to properly fine-tune the placement and 'dosage' of DBS electrical stimulation when seeking to treat psychiatric disorders. (2019-04-04)
New PET imaging biomarker could better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease. (2019-04-04)
Study illuminates the brain's inner workings
'We're using computational modeling to investigate the inner workings of the brain,' says Sarah Muldoon, Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor of mathematics. (2019-04-03)
Alzheimer's diagnosis, management improved by brain scans
A first-of-its-kind national study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer's-related 'plaques' significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. (2019-04-02)
Brain imaging associated with change in management of patients with dementia, cognitive impairment
Amyloid (abnormal protein) plaques in the brain are a feature of Alzheimer disease and imaging the brain with positron emission tomography (PET) can detect them. (2019-04-02)
Arbitrary categories improve visual learning transfer, study finds
This type of learning transfer opens the door for applying basic cognitive science research to help patients with vision loss. (2019-03-28)
Home-based tools can help assess dementia risk and progression
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report on a novel four-year, randomized clinical trial evaluating different home-based methods to assess cognitive function and decline in participants over the age of 75. (2019-03-28)
Exercise adds up to big brain boosts
In new work being presented this week about the effects of exercise on the brain at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in San Francisco, researchers are finding that brain changes that occur after a single workout are predictive of what happens with sustained physical training over time. (2019-03-24)
Treating diabetes in older adults requires simpler medication regimens, looser glycemic targets
Simplifying medication regimens and tailoring glycemic targets in older adults with diabetes improves adherence and avoids treatment-related complications, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. (2019-03-23)
Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults
Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology. (2019-03-21)
How team sports change a child's brain
Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. (2019-03-21)
Brain region discovered that only processes spoken, not written words
Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. (2019-03-21)
Does pregnancy history affect cognitive function?
Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. (2019-03-20)
Depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s, find Sussex psychologists
Depression in twenties linked to memory loss in fifties, find Sussex psychologists. (2019-03-20)
A nutty solution for improving brain health
Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia. (2019-03-19)
Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems
Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. (2019-03-19)
Research into aphasia reveals new interactions between language and thought
Knowledge of the facts is called factive knowledge. In the phrase 'He knows [that it is warm outside]', the embedded clause is assumed to be true. (2019-03-18)
Blood pressure control reduces dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation
Dementia risk in mid-life patients with atrial fibrillation can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, according to a study presented today at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology. (2019-03-18)
Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss
A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or 'sleep-disordered breathing,' is associated with a higher risk for memory problems and for problems with thinking and making decisions. (2019-03-18)
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