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Rapid middle age blood pressure drops linked to dementia in old age - Study

Regular readers know how much I follow developments in the study of the brain. Here is some fresh fascinating info from Johns Hopkins.

Summary: Researchers report orthostatic hypotension could cause lasting damage to the brain because it can reduce blood flow to the brain. 536 more words

Blood Pressure

Women perform better than men on memory tests for Alzheimer’s

Since I have at least three cases of Alzheimer’s or dementia in my family, this kind of information always resonates with me.

Women do better on verbal memory tests commonly used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease compared to men with the same amount of neurotoxic protein in their brains, a… 566 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

Defying the laws of nature: There’s no substitute for experience

Science tells us that in terms of ageing, from around the mid 20s there is a gradual decline in cognitive and physical abilities. This has always been the case, and as ever the enemy of aging athletes has been their age itself. 480 more words

Sport Psychology

Coffee – Yet More Good News!

Coffee protects the liver against alcoholic cirrhosis [1] and there is previous animal and limited human evidence that it preserves cognition in older age.[2] 210 more words

Richard Lilford

"What?" - Untreated Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

“What?”

The dreaded question that infiltrates the natural flow of conversation, forcing you to pause to repeat your last sentence or phrase. Did you hear this question frequently over the holiday season with family members or friends? 1,258 more words

Exercise Keeps the Brain Young: Study

Exercise can combat cognitive decline, according to the results of a new study. Older adults who did high amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity had a 36% lower risk of cognitive impairment, as well as better memory and executive function, than those who did less. 152 more words