Tag Archives: Age-Related Cognitive Impairment

Precise Transcranial Brain Stimulation Improves Working Memory? (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Working memory (short-term memory) declines with age, but it appears that a new technique involving transcranial brain stimulation may have some potential for helping to restore working memory to levels typical of more youthful individuals. “The results provide insight … Continue reading

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Exploring Work at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (BBC News / Buck Institute for Research on Aging)

Summary A brief investigation into the research activities and aims of the Buck Institute for Research On Aging, based in California, USA. Full Text Link Reference Walsh, F. (2017). What are the secrets of the superagers? London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Coffee / Caffeine Consumption and Dementia Risk Reduction in Women (NHS Choices / Journal of Gerontology: Series A)

Summary Researchers investigating caffeine consumption in postmenopausal women consider they may have found further evidence for an inverse (“protective”) association between caffeine intake and age-related cognitive impairment and / or risk of dementia. Statistics reveal what is interpreted as a … Continue reading

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On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age. Full Text Link Reference ‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a … Continue reading

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Blood Type (AB) Association With Memory Problems? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary US research suggests a possible link between the rare AB blood type, which occurs in 4% of the population, and memory problems in later life. People with blood group AB and those with higher factor VIII (FVIII), appear more … Continue reading

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Brief Visual Processing Test for Assessment of Cognitive Decline? (BBC News / Current Biology)

Summary Age-related decline in the ability to “take in” lot of information at a glance appears to be associated with people’s cognitive decline more generally, so could (one day, potentially) be a quick and cheap method of assessing mild cognitive … Continue reading

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Exposure of Aged Mice to Young Blood Plasma Improves Age-Related Cognitive Impairment? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Medicine / Science)

Summary Researchers at Stanford University believe they might have discovered a novel method of slowing, or even reversing, a range of ageing processes (mental and physical). Their work, based on mice so far, involved injecting the blood of young mice … Continue reading

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