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Huntington's Disease

To say that the past year and a half has been tough would be an understatement.  Our entire family has struggled to come to terms with what the future means with a Huntington’s Disease (HD) diagnosis.  976 more words

Greater physical fitness is associated with reduced rates of cognitive decline in older people; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs are still unclear. One potential mechanism is aortic stiffness, with increased stiffness resulting in higher pulsatile pressures reaching the brain and possibly causing progressive micro-damage. 71 more words

Cognitive Decline

Losing Your Mind

I know that since I was about 35 years old, I would dismiss my forgetfulness on “must be old age” or “oops my dementia is showing”.  610 more words

Assisted Living

Cognitive decline predicted by brain imaging

The basal nucleus of Meynert is an acetylcholinergic neural group in the basal forebrain. It is thought to provide other forebrain structures with acetylcholine which is thought to keep us alert and ready to learn. 433 more words

Neuroscience

Low ankle-brachial index tied to cognitive decline

Even in the absence of peripheral arterial disease, a lower ankle-brachial index (ABI) is significantly associated with larger declines in cognitive function, according to a poster presented at the 2018 Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC 2018) in Taipei, Taiwan. 378 more words

NEWS

Diet, Gut Microbes and Cognitive Decline Connected - Study

Researchers from Rush University Medical believe their new study will provide a mechanistic understanding of how our microbiome and diets can impact the development of Alzheimer’s disease. 730 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy eating and exercise help to slow down cognitive decline - Study

It’s good to see that exercise is being considered as one of the tools in dealing with cognitive decline in seniors. Eat less; move more; live longer. 466 more words

Exercise