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Memory Improves For Older Adults Using Computerized Brain Fitness Program

UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The study’s findings add to the field exploring whether such brain fitness tools may help improve language and memory and may ultimately help protect individuals from the cognitive decline associated with […]

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The Roadmap To Alzheimer’s Disease Begins – Initial Findings Indicate That Varying Brain Activity May Reduce The Risk

Activity lingers longer in certain areas of the brain in those with Alzheimer’s disease than it does in healthy people, Mayo Clinic researchers who created a map of the brain found. The results suggest varying brain activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Included in this report is a video summary of the study […]

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Scientists Gain New Understanding Of Alzheimer’s Disease Trigger

A highly toxic beta-amyloid – a protein that exists in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease victims – has been found to greatly increase the toxicity of other more common and less toxic beta-amyloids, serving as a possible “trigger” for the advent and development of Alzheimer’s, researchers at the University of Virginia and German biotech company […]

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Researchers Identify Potential New Female Risk Factor For Developing Dementia And Alzheimer Disease

A hormone derived from visceral fat called adiponectin may play a role as a risk factor for development of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD) in women, according to a study published Online First by the Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was completed by Thomas M. van Himbergen, Ph.D., from […]

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