Tag Archives: Neurology (Journal)

Unhealthy Lifestyles In Middle-Aged Adults (BBC News / PHE / NHS Digital / Neurology)

Summary A Public Health England (PHE) report indicates that middle-aged people in England are increasingly likely to experience health problems such as diabetes and dementia in later life as a result of their unhealthy lifestyles today. Data from the latest … 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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Blood Type (AB) Association With Memory Problems? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary US research suggests a possible link between the rare AB blood type, which occurs in 4% of the population, and memory problems in later life. People with blood group AB and those with higher factor VIII (FVIII), appear more … Continue reading

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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognition in Patients with a Recent Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary People with newly diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease appear to be twice as likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than the general population. Depression in Parkinson’s patients appears to remain under-recognised and often untreated. Full Text Link Reference Depression ‘more … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Further evidence points to the association between vitamin D deficiency and dementia risk. People over 65 with severe vitamin D deficiency have double the anticipated risk of developing dementia. Further research is needed to clarify the public health implications. … Continue reading

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Association Between Cynicism and Dementia (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered some evidence that people’s world view, attitude to life and personality may have an impact on their mental / physical health; specifically their risk of developing dementia. This small study indicates … 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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