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Recommendations For Better Sleep and Brain Health (BBC News / GCBH / Age UK)

Summary The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) has released a report which summarises recommendations for the public, in particular for people aged over 50, about getting better sleep for improved brain health. Older people are advised to aim for seven … Continue reading

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Dietary Flavanols (Cocoa Drinks) Improve Cognition in Older Adults? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Further research has been published indicating that drinking cocoa might help to preserve brain function. A recent small US study indicates that consumption of a specially formulated cocoa-based drink, high in flavanols, makes older people slightly faster (but no … Continue reading

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Caffeine Pills Improve Long-Term Memory Consolidation (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Research published in Nature Neuroscience indicates that taking caffeine tablets following study can improve subsequent performance on memory tests, in healthy adults. Read more: BBC News. Caffeine pill could boost memory. Reference Caffeine pill ‘could boost memory’. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Caffeine for Cognitive Protection?

Abstract Compromised function of the choroid plexus and defective cerebrospinal fluid production (resulting in diminished clearance of β-amyloid protein) is widely thought to play an important role in late-onset version of Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors of this article speculate that … Continue reading

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