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By On April 25th, 2014

Cognitive Abilities Stay Relatively Stable Throughout Bipolar Disorder

Many researchers have suggested that cognitive deficits may progress throughout the course of bipolar disorder. However, findings from an analysis involving 14 previous studies suggest that the cognitive deficits experiences by bipolar patients remain relatively stable across the disease course. As Sarah Pritchard reports, the researchers saw no significant differences in 14 cognitive variables examined…

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By On November 13th, 2013

Reading Helps Lower Stress and Keep Your Brain Healthy

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that reading regularly is good for your brain, but it may be beneficial in ways you haven’t really considered. Besides helping you learn and be entertained, books can improve sleep, help you relax, and even help empathy. It has also been documented that self help books can ease depression.…

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By On November 11th, 2013

Does Being Bilingual Delay The Onset Of Dementia?

Everyone wants to learn another language, but many of us never get around to it or truly commit. We romanticize being able to communicate in another language and speak with the cultured Europeans we imagine or to simply be able to have a meaningful conversation with the Latino neighbors. But, we rarely imagine the actual…

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By On October 3rd, 2013

Day-to-Day Stresses in Middle-Aged Women Linked To Dementia

If having to manage children, a job, and a marriage sounds like a handful, its because it is. Middle-age women are known to suffer from a large amount of stress, but a new study suggests that stress may cause problems later in life. Middle-age women with high levels of day-to-day stress have a somewhat higher…

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By On September 13th, 2013

Can a Video Game Keep Your Mind Sharp As You Age?

Over time people have suggested countless things to keep the brain sharp in old age. Whether it was old-time concoctions or simple reading and exercise, people will try anything you offer to prevent their mind from slipping as they get older. Now, the Boston Globe reports researchers are saying that regularly playing a video game…

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By On June 4th, 2013

How Your Brain Can Stay Healthy

Cognitive decline and dementia becomes a growing concern for aging adults, but there are some preventative steps you can take to prolong your mental health. Huffington Post reported 3 keys to keep your brain healthy: brain-friendly diet, exercise and meditation. Antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E are all essential to building a diet that…

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By On May 13th, 2013

Poor Sleep Quality Linked To Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep quality, specifically what experts refer to as “sleep-wake problems”, are a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, even in a preclinical stage. This poor sleep quality, which can even be observed in cases of mild cognitive impairment, is believed to be caused by a build up of beta-amyloid in the brain. To expand this…

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By On May 7th, 2013

Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Fails In Trials

Intravenous immunoglobulin, or IVIG, had performed admirably in research being performed by doctors searching for an effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In a phase II trial, IVIG appeared to show an ability to effectively stop the disease’s progression over a three year period. However, in the expanded phase III trial, patients showed no significant improvement…

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By On May 2nd, 2013

Regardless Of Age, Heart Health And Cognitive Function Linked

It has been known for some time that poor cardiovascular health can contribute, or be a predictor, to diminishing cognitive function in middle aged to elderly adults. But recent research suggests that this holds true for all individuals, regardless of age. Crystal Phend, of MedPage Today, reports that “cognitive function dropped by 1.5 points on…

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