Tag Archives: Hippocampus (Shrinkage in Late Adulthood)

Mid-Life Blood Test for Inflammation May Predict Later-Life Dementia Risk? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Higher inflammatory marker scores in middle age, based on five blood-based markers of inflammation (fibrinogen, albumin, von Willebrand factor, factor VIII and white blood cell count) appear to be associated with reduced brain volume (thought to be neurodegenerative “shrinkage”) … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals

[A version of the first item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces informative appraisals of recent developments concerning elderly care … Continue reading

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Regular Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory? (NHS Choices)

Abstract The Daily Express reported earlier this month that moderate aerobic exercise taken three times a week in middle age can help improve the memory and helps ward off dementia.   This was based on a study which found that people, aged … Continue reading

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