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Preventing cognitive decline in healthy seniors
Cognitive training exercises -- or mental exercise -- may help prevent cognitive decline in healthy older adults, while evidence for the benefits of pharmacologic substances and exercise is weak, outlines a review published in CMAJ. (2013-04-15)

Hearing aids may help keep hearing-impaired older adults mentally sharp
Hearing loss is linked with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults, but the use of hearing aids may help safeguard seniors' memory and thinking skills. (2015-10-19)

A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease
A simple balance test may predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer's Disease, according to a study published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (2009-03-10)

New study links diabetes and high blood pressure to decline in mental ability
A new, six-year study of people age 40 to 70 years old has found that people with diabetes and high blood pressure are more likely to experience cognitive decline (a decline in mental ability) as compared to people of that age who do not have the conditions. (2001-01-07)

Study identifies potential risk factors for cognitive decline in older adults
New findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society may eventually point to different strategies for preventing cognitive decline in different groups of older adults. (2020-02-05)

Combination of smoking and heavy drinking 'speeds up cognitive decline'
The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers from University College London found that smokers who drank alcohol heavily had a 36 percent faster cognitive decline compared to non-smoking moderate drinkers. (2013-07-10)

Brain circuitry loss may be sign of cognitive decline in healthy elderly
White matter loss in an area of the brain known as the fornix may be associated with cognitive decline in healthy elderly patients and may be helpful in predicting the earliest clinical deterioration, according to a study by Evan Fletcher, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues. (2013-09-09)

Two new studies on the connection between hypertension and cognitive decline
With the number of individuals affected by cognitive decline expected to rise over the next few decades, investigating its potential causes is of major public health interest. Two new studies published today in the American Journal of Hypertension delve into the connection between hypertension and cognitive decline. (2015-07-02)

Vegetables, not fruit, help fight memory problems in old age
Eating vegetables, not fruit, helps slow down the rate of cognitive change in older adults, according to a study published in the Oct. 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology (2006-10-23)

Vitamin D levels predict risk of brain decline in Chinese elderly
Research conducted by Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Duke University has associated low vitamin D levels with increased subsequent risk of cognitive decline and impairment in the Chinese elderly. (2016-07-27)

Low dose aspirin does not protect women against cognitive decline
Taking low dose aspirin does not protect older women against cognitive decline, finds a large study published online in the BMJ today. (2007-04-26)

New research shows diabetes and worse blood sugar control are associated with long-term cognitive decline
A new study in Diabetologia of some 5,000 older people in the UK has shown that rates of long-term cognitive decline are steeper in those who have diabetes compared with people with normal blood sugar control, and that efforts to delay the onset of diabetes and/or control blood sugar levels might prevent subsequent progression of brain function decline. (2018-01-25)

Is age-related hearing loss associated with increased risk for cognitive decline, dementia?
Age-related hearing loss may be a risk factor for cognitive decline, impairment and dementia. (2017-12-07)

Long-term cognitive decline in bypass patients not due to surgery
A new study finds no evidence that bypass patients have a greater risk of long-term cognitive decline than patients not undergoing surgery. (2008-05-19)

'Off-pump' CABG surgery appears to have no benefit on cognitive or cardiac outcomes at 5 years
Even though coronary artery bypass graft surgery with use of cardiopulmonary bypass (on-pump CABG) is associated with cognitive decline, avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass (off-pump CABG) had no effect on cognitive or cardiac outcomes at five years in low-risk patients, according to a study in the February 21 issue of JAMA. (2007-02-20)

Irregular heartbeat strong predictor of decline in people at risk of heart disease
An irregular heartbeat -- atrial fibrillation -- is a strong predictor of cognitive decline and the loss of independence in daily activities in older people at risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2012-02-27)

Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline
Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes dementia. (2020-09-10)

High blood pressure increases risk of cognitive decline in elderly
People with high blood pressure are more likely to experience cognitive decline, or a loss in their ability to think, remember and learn, according to a study in the December 10 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (1999-12-09)

Smoking associated with more rapid cognitive decline in men
Smoking in men appears to be associated with more rapid cognitive decline, according to a report published online first by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2012-02-06)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may protect against cognitive decline in women 65 and older who have a certain genetic make-up
Researchers led by a UC San Francisco scientist are reporting that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) using estrogen may protect against cognitive decline in women 65 and older. (2000-05-22)

Cognition declines 4 times faster in people with Alzheimer's disease than those with no dementia
People with Alzheimer's disease experience a rate of cognitive decline four times greater than those with no cognitive impairment according to a new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. (2010-03-22)

Certain blood pressure drugs slow dementia deterioration
A class of drug, called ACE inhibitors, which are used to lower blood pressure, slow the rate of cognitive decline typical of dementia, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2013-07-25)

Some memory complaints in the elderly may be warning signs of cognitive problems
Older individuals' complaints about memory lapses such as having trouble remembering recent events may indicate that they are experiencing cognitive problems that are greater than typical age-related changes. (2011-09-15)

Brain atrophy linked with cognitive decline in diabetes
New research has shown that cognitive decline in people with type 2 diabetes is likely due to brain atrophy, or shrinkage, that resembles patterns seen in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. (2013-09-11)

Cognitive decline can begin as early as age 45, warn experts
The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published on bmj.com today. (2012-01-05)

Can going hungry as a child slow down cognitive decline in later years?
People who sometimes went hungry as children had slower cognitive decline once they were elderly compared to people who always had enough food to eat, according to a new study by neurological researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. (2012-12-10)

Exploring the connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline
A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital adds to a growing body of evidence that hearing loss is associated with higher risk of cognitive decline. (2019-01-29)

Parkinson's symptoms improve with weekly regimens of both physical and cognitive exercises
Parkinson's patients' motor and non-motor symptoms were improved with a weekly exercise regimen that included physical and cognitive tasks, according to new research presented today (December 18, 2019) at The Physiological Society early career conference, Future Physiology 2019: Translating Cellular Mechanisms into Lifelong Health Strategies. (2019-12-18)

Working-life training and maternity spells are related to slower cognitive decline in later life
Employment gaps may promote but also reduce cognitive function in older age, as new research from the University of Luxembourg has shown. (2013-08-05)

With age comes hearing loss and a greater risk of cognitive decline
In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education. (2019-02-12)

Physical activity, including walking, associated with better mental functioning in older women
Women aged 70 years and older who participated in higher levels of physical activity scored better on cognitive performance tests and showed less cognitive decline than women who were less active, according to an article in the September 22/29 issue of JAMA. (2004-09-21)

Living in greener neighborhoods is associated with slower cognitive decline in elderly
Contact with greenspace is known to have beneficial effects for mental health. A new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) suggests that it may also play a positive role against cognitive decline in elderly. In particular, this research published in Environmental Health Perspectives shows that the loss in cognitive functions expected as part of the aging process is slightly slower in people who live in greener neighborhoods. (2018-07-11)

Review finds no benefit to aspirin for preserving cognitive function
An analysis of published studies found no evidence that low-dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline or dementia or improves cognitive test scores. (2017-04-20)

Major surgery associated with small, long term decline in brain functioning
Major surgery is associated with a small long-term decline in cognitive functioning -- equivalent, on average, to less than five months of natural brain aging, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2019-08-07)

International Conference on Nutrition and Alzheimer's Disease/Cognitive Decline
The Rush Institute for Healthy Aging at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, and the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging are co-sponsoring an international and interdisciplinary conference on nutrition and Alzheimer's disease/cognitive decline to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago on May 1-2, 2006. (2006-04-20)

Elderly experience long-term cognitive decline after surgery
Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that two years after major non-cardiac surgery, 42 percent of elderly patients will have experienced a measurable cognitive decline. (2004-10-26)

Vegetables, not fruit, help fight memory problems in old age
Eating vegetables, not fruit, helps slow down the rate of cognitive change in older adults, according to a study published in the Oct. 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-10-23)

Study finds association between air pollution and cognitive decline in women
A large, prospective study led by a researcher at Rush University Medical Center indicates that chronic exposure to particulate air pollution may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults. The results of the study will be published in the Feb. 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2012-02-13)

Ginkgo biloba does not appear to slow rate of cognitive decline
Older adults who used the herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba for several years did not have a slower rate of cognitive decline compared to adults who received placebo, according to a study in the Dec. 23-30 issue of JAMA. (2009-12-29)

Brain or muscles, what do we lose first?
From the age of 50, there is a decline not just in physical activity but also in cognitive abilities since the two are correlated. But which of them influences the other? Researchers (UNIGE) used a database of over 100,000 people aged 50-90 whose physical and cognitive abilities were measured every two years for 12 years. The findings show that cognitive abilities ward off inactivity much more than physical activity prevents the decline in cognitive abilities. (2020-03-24)

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