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  • Lymphatic Function and Cognitive Decline?

    Could boosting lymphatic function combat age-related cognitive decline?Scientists only recently discovered lymphatic vessels in the brain that remove cellular debris and other waste. Now, new NIA-supported research published in Nature on July 25 suggests these vessels could play a role[…]

  • Cognitive Stress Test

    Cognitive stress test predicts high levels of beta-amyloidA simple and inexpensive word recall test accurately predicted whether people had elevated brain levels of beta-amyloid. Scientists hope this non-invasive stress test that puts pressure on memory--similar to how an exercise stress[…]

  • Hearing and Cognitive Health

    What's the connection between hearing and cognitive health?Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability, a report that highlights the importance of hearing health to communication[…]

  • Slowing Cognitive Decline in MCI

    Novel Intervention Markedly Slows Cognitive Decline in MCI A novel intervention that uses goal setting to promote a more active lifestyle significantly slows cognitive and functional decline in older black patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), new research shows.

  • More Evidence Links Air Pollution to Dementia

    More Evidence Links Air Pollution to DementiaA new study has found a positive association between residential levels of air pollution and a diagnosis of dementia.

  • Cognitive Decline

    Which Is to Blame for Cognitive Decline in Ageing: Amyloid Deposition, Neurodegeneration or Both?Amyloid deposition, one of the main neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, begins decades before symptom onset and has been suggested to trigger the cascade of events leading[…]

  • Blood sugar, Brain Health and Diabetes

    Blood Sugar Control Tied to Long-Term Brain Health With Type 1 DiabetesPeople with type 1 diabetes who are able to maintain good blood sugar control may reduce their long-term risk of developing dementia, a U.S. study suggests.

  • Blood Pressure and Dementia

    Lowering blood pressure reduces risk of mild cognitive impairment, dementiaLowering one’s blood pressure is beneficial not only for the heart, but also for the mind. For the first time, researchers have proved that lowering systolic blood pressure to 120 mm[…]