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Strawberries And Blueberries Can Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

According to a study, flavonoid-rich strawberries and blueberries could reduce cognitive aging in the elderly. The study results indicate that cognitive decline could be delayed by as much as 2.5 years in older people who eat greater quantities of the berries, which are high in flavonoids.[1] Flavonoids are plant compounds that often have powerful anti-inflammatory… Read More »

Model Predicts Cognitive Decline Due to Alzheimer’s Up to Two Years Out

Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. By Rob Matheson A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition… Read More »

‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert — or ‘silent’ — strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert… Read More »

Cognitive Testing

What is cognitive testing? Cognitive testing checks for problems with cognition. Cognition is a combination of processes in your brain that’s involved in almost every aspect of your life. It includes thinking, memory, language, judgment, and the ability to learn new things. A problem with cognition is called cognitive impairment. The condition ranges from mild… Read More »

Medical News Today: Inflammation in midlife hastens cognitive decline

As we age, we may experience a decline in our mental ability. A recent study has concluded that chronic inflammation in midlife might speed up this decline as we get older. Could influencing inflammation slow cognitive decline? The average age of the population of the United States is gradually increasing, so conditions of old age… Read More »