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Posts Tagged ‘cognitive function’

By On January 2nd, 2014

Heart Disease Could Be Contributing To Cognitive Decline In Older Women

A new study says older women with a history of heart problems were more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those without heart disease, adding evidence to a link doctors had already suspected existed. Women who had suffered a heart attack were specifically affected, seeing their risk jump twice as high as healthy…

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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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By On April 2nd, 2013

Amount Of Activity Key To Improving Cognitive Function

Remaining physically and mentally active has long been considered a key to fighting, or at least delaying, cognitive decline. A recent study seems to suggest, however, that the type of activity is less important than the amount of activity. Mary Ann Moon has the full report for Clinical Psychiatry News. One important aspect of the…

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By On November 6th, 2012

Brain Functions Stay Sharp With Specific Activities

Neuroscientists have found through testing that by training on attention tests, brain performance and multi-tasking skills can improve at any age. Cognitive function tend to decline as the brain ages. But this natural process can be slowed if the brain is excersised in a specifc way. So-called ‘brain training’ video games first hit the market…

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