Tag Archives: Cognitive Decline

Diabetes Drug Shown To Reverse Memory Loss In Mice With Alzheimer’s

The drug could eventually be used to treat humans with dementia

Researchers from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom have found that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. Though the benefits have only been seen in mice so far, researchers believe that the … Continue reading

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New Guidelines For Mild Cognitive Impairment Recommend Exercising Weekly

Exercising twice a week may improve memory and slow the onset of dementia

The American Academy of Neurology  recently released a new set of guidelines related to mild cognitive impairment and how to mitigate its symptoms. The recommendations were published in the December 27 online issue of the AAN’s medical journal Neurology. Mild cognitive … Continue reading

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The Virtual Dementia Tour Gives A Look Into The World of Cognitive Decline

The training session simulates what it's like to live with dementia

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a kind of training seminar for caregivers who work with dementia patients, and it is rapidly gaining popularity across the country. The tour seeks to create the experience of dementia for care providers participating in … Continue reading

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Daily, Moderate Alcohol Intake Could Contribute to Cognitive Health in Old Age

A new study found that participants who drank alcohol were more likely to live to 85 without cognitive decline

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that daily, moderate alcohol intake may support cognitive health into old age. The study, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggests … Continue reading

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s

New study reports that extra-virgin olive oil could protect against cognitive decline

Extra-virgin olive oil may protect against cognitive decline, according to a new study recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University, concludes that extra-virgin olive oil contributed to the preservation of … Continue reading

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Outcomes Are Poor for Hospitalized Elderly Patients

Hospitalization makes many seniors more ill

In general, we think of hospitals as places that provide good outcomes. We arrive sick and in need of care, and we leave with improved health or quality of life. But when older adults enter the hospital, these good outcomes are … Continue reading

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