In a latest study, a 'biomarker' has been found in the blood that may help indicate and predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers tested blood samples of 99 women between the age of 70 and 80 and checked for levels of a fatty compound called ceramides, which is linked to inflammation and cell death. When the women were followed up after 9 years, 27 of them reportedly had developed dementia, 18 of whom had perhaps contracted Alzheimer's disease.
A latest research claims that sleep deprivation after a stressful event is good for the mental well-being.
For many, retirement is very difficult to deal with. Life suddenly comes to a halt with nowhere to rush to everyday, and lying on the cozy bed for a major part of the day, becomes a routine. However, scientists say that sleeping for long hours in old age, might be harmful for the brain. Even, not getting proper sleep is also harmful. Now, the scientists say that restricting oneself to seven hours night sleep might be helpful in preventing the brain from ageing by extra two years. Care should be ...
A latest research has associated delivering a heavy baby with the mother's risk of developing Breast cancer later in life.
A latest study,that paves way for better teaching methods in future, has revealed that memory-binding process allows people to understand new concepts better and also helps them in making future decisions.
Four new studies claim that the amount of sleep and the quality could cause mental deterioration and Alzheimer's disease.
Memory loss is a common problem faced by people in their middle age.
Could chronic stress be a cause for Alzheimer's? That's what researchers are hoping to figure out from a new Alzheimer's Society funded research project.
A new study reveals that external stimulation during sleep can strengthen memory and help you learn. The research revealed that the stimulation can strengthen the memory for what is already learnt and not help people learn anything new. "The critical difference is that our research shows that memory is strengthened for something you've already learned," the study's co-author, Paul Reber, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern, said in a university news release.
EVANSTON, Ill. – Want to nail that tune that you've practiced and practiced? Maybe you should take a nap with the same melody playing during your sleep, new provocative Northwestern University research suggests.
Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese for of meditative exercise, can make a person's brain bigger and can also help improve memory and thinking in elderly people, a new study has found. The benefits of the art can be gained by practicing it three times and week and it might also delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists. Tai Chi is already known to be helpful in relieving stress and help people with heart disease. Practicing Tai chi increases mental activity and that may be helpful in ...
Type 2 diabetes can extend to the brain, causing decline in memory, attention and other cognitive skills, reveals a latest study. ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that's "on the tip of your tongue?" If so, you're not alone.
One of the brain's jobs is to help us figure out what's important enough to be remembered. Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have achieved some insight into how fleeting experiences become memories in the brain.
MINNEAPOLIS – A new study shows that changes in walking speed in late life may signal the early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The research is published in the June 12, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.