Tag Archives: Cognitive Decline Studies

Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension: Possible Risk Factor for Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Stroke (BBC News / Neurology / NHS Choices / European Heart Journal)

Summary There is an association between postural hypotension in middle age and higher risk of cognitive decline, dementia or stroke in later life. Full Text Link Reference Dizziness when getting up could increase dementia risk, US study says. London: BBC … Continue reading

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The Subjective Impact of Cognitive Impairment Upon People with Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Disease)

Summary Qualitative research which explores the subjective impact of cognitive impairment on people with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers / families. Full Text Link Reference Lawson, RA. Collerton, D. [and] Taylor, JP. [et al] (2018). Coping with cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

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Study Into the Possible Effect(s) of Retirement on Memory / Cognitive Impairment (NHS Choices / European Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary An epidemiological study of civil servants who took part in the Whitehall II Study found that while all categories of cognition function tend to decline over time, verbal memory, in particular, appears to decline at a rate 38% faster … Continue reading

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Re-Examining the Potential of Brain Training for Reducing Risk of Developing Dementia (NHS Choices / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary There appears to be some evidence that brain training (cognitive stimulation) using computer-based memory training games may assist in the preservation of cognitive functioning in older adults, aged 65 or above, and might have some limited potential to help … Continue reading

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Recommendations For Cognitively Stimulating Activities to Promote Lasting Brain Health (BBC News / GCBH)

Summary The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) has released a report which summarises evidence-based recommendations for the public on adopting cognitively stimulating activities which may help to minimise cognitive decline. Brain training games appear to provide few of the … Continue reading

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Physical Activity in Midlife May Not Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia: No Harm in Trying (BMJ)

Summary The general consensus in the literature has tended to suggest that mid-life physical activity is typically beneficial, in part as a lifestyle choice which is likely to contribute to a reduced risk of developing cognitive decline and / or … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Appears Effective for Amnestic MCI? (NHS Choices / Acupuncture in Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review examined carefully selected randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for treating mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal places this research in context, but is … Continue reading

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Gait Changes in Parkinson’s Disease Predict Cognitive Decline? (NHS Choices / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Subtle changes in the walking pattern (gait) of Parkinson’s patients may help predict their likely rate of cognitive decline. Full Text Link Reference Changes in ‘Parkinson’s walk’ predict dementia. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, October 22nd 2014. This … 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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