Tag Archives: Cognitive Decline Studies

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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UK Biobank Epidemiological Study Into Dementia Risk Factors (BBC News / Medical Research Council)

Summary A large-scale study, funded by the Medical Research Council, is to investigate the risk factors which contribute to the possibility of developing dementia. A third of a million adults in the UK, all of whom participated earlier in the … Continue reading

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New Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Medicine)

Summary Researchers at Georgetown University in Washington DC claim to have devised a new blood test which promises to be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 90% accuracy. The test is based on the levels of 10 … Continue reading

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Smoking Increases Risk of Stroke and Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) “Smokefree Health Harms” campaign highlights the damage to health which can be caused by smoking. The inhalation of dangerous chemicals from cigarettes (such as arsenic and cyanide) can damage the vascular system and major organs, … Continue reading

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Vitamin E Slows Mental Decline? (BBC News / JAMA)

Summary Research published in the journal JAMA indicates that people with mild to moderate Alzheimers Disease may benefit from high doses of vitamin E. The study involved 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease taking either a daily dose … Continue reading

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