Cognitive Health

“I Know the Face, but I Can't Remember the Name”: Insight into Facial Recognition & Memory Loss in Older Adults
, Cognitive Health, Jordan Stein, Jorie Stein

“I know the face, but I can’t remember the name,” is something we’ve all experienced before (i.e., recognition and remembrance of visual stimuli not syncing…

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Artsy, Demented, or Both?
, Cognitive Health, Creativity and Aging, Jorie Stein

Artsy, demented, or both? It’s a question humans have asked of art and its creators since the beginning of time. While art stands among one…

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How Do Different Types of Leisure Affect Depressive Symptoms?
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness, Physical activity, Social Relationships and Health

Participation in leisure activities has been shown to benefit the mental health of older adults, but it has not always been clear what mental health…

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The More You Know: A PSA on How to Be a Wiser Consumer of Scientific Research
, Cognitive Health, General Aging Research, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness, Jordan Stein, Older Adult Consumers

A recent study in Neurobiology of Aging attempted to further scientific understanding of how the aging process impacts the human capacity to empathize. While the…

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Is Tai Chi Better for Brain Health Than “Western” Exercises?
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

Physical exercise has been identified as one of the most effective things an adult can do to reduce risk of cognitive decline, and has been…

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Physical & Cognitive Functioning Improving for Individuals in Their 90s
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

A recent study in Denmark compares the cognitive and physical functioning at age 95 of 1,584 individuals born in 1915 to the earlier performance of…

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Good Sleep Associated with Slower Buildup of Alzheimer’s Plaques
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

In a brain imaging study of 70 adults, researchers at Johns Hopkins investigated the impact of sleep on the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques, a hallmark…

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The Impact of Music Therapy on Agitation & Medication Usage for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness

A recent study in the journal Aging & Mental Health examines the impact of music therapy on levels of agitation among nursing home residents with…

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Childhood Socioeconomic Status Continues to Impact Physical and Cognitive Health
, Cognitive Health, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Context & Health

A number of studies have shown an association of socioeconomic status with a longer life span, and a recent study expands upon this research to…

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Hypoglycemia & Dementia: Mutual Risk Factors
, Cognitive Health

Diabetes mellitus (DM) appears to be associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. One possible pathway for this risk is through…

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Computer Use & Cognitive Testing: What Is the Relationship between Experience & Cognitive Ability?
, Cognitive Health

Computer-based cognitive tests are being used by researchers at an increasing rate, and may be particularly useful in population-based clinical assessments. However, it is difficult…

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Dementia & Physical Performance at 90+ Years of Age
, Cognitive Health

The population of individuals age 90 and better is growing, but is not often included in research studies. Research has identified an association between decreased…

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