Tag Archives: Cognition

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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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Cocoa Flavanols Help Prevent Memory Decline? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Another small study indicates that drinking cocoa regularly may help people with impaired blood flow to the brain preserve or improve their memories and brain function. This recent study involved 60 elderly people (with an average age of 73) without dementia . Ultrasound tests before the research indicated that … Continue reading

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Research into White Matter Hyperintensities (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Two articles from 2012 covering research exploring the possible influence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain. Full Text Link (a) Reference Oppedal, K. Aarsland, D. [and] Firbank, MJ. [et al] (2012). White matter hyperintensities in mild lewy … Continue reading

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Review of the Effects of Cancer and its Treatment on Cognitive Change (JCO)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Journal of Clinical Oncology has published a series of review articles discussing the complications of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia: Systematic Review of Effectiveness (University College London)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a psychological intervention offering a range of activities for people with … Continue reading

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