Tag Archives: Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis

Further Confirmation of the Benefits of Education for Cognitive Reserve? (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A detailed investigation into modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease provides further confirmation that levels of educational attainment are associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal provides a … 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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Cognitive Reserve: the Benefits of Mentally Challenging Occupations and Bilingualism (Daily Mail / Neurology / CMAJ / Neuropsychology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal suggests that having a challenging occupation can potentially halve the rate of decline in memory and thinking capacity in later life, compared to pursuing mentally undemanding work. Workers performing complex jobs (such as … Continue reading

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Memory Lapses and Risk of Stroke (BBC News / Stroke)

Summary People with a university education and who experience memory problems could be at higher risk of a stroke, according to epidemiological research performed at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Full Text Link Reference Memory lapses in well-educated may signal stroke risk. … Continue reading

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More on the Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis (BBC News / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary A small study based at the University of California suggests some people’s brains may have the ability to resist early damage arising in the initial stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. In elderly subjects asked to memorise a series of pictures … Continue reading

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Bilingualism, Even if Acquired in Adulthood, Beneficial for Brain Ageing (BBC News / Annals of Neurology / Behavioural Neurology)

Summary Further research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh has investigated the apparent link between bilingualism and improvements in the rate of cognitive decline. Their latest research indicates that learning a second language … Continue reading

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A Selection of Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses about miscellaneous topics are listed below. Some of these articles are available freely. The full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, … Continue reading

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Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: DSD (Journal of Hospital Medicine / Medical Express)

Summary This research investigated the influence of cognitive impairment and delirium in older adults during the 30 days following acute care hospitalisation. The authors were specifically interested in the incidence, risk factors and outcomes concerning Delirium Superimposed on Dementia (DSD). … Continue reading

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