Because they help to create a shared understanding, metaphors can play a critical role in navigating the gap between the knowledge patients and health-care providers bring.
Participants who woke up fewer times during the night performed better on memory tasks the next day.
Long overlooked by scientists, white matter may provide clues to some of the brain’s greatest mysteries.
A new study finds that the cognitive loss from severe COVID is the same as losing 10 IQ points.
Although Medicare has agreed to pay for Aduhelm, its coverage comes with restrictions.
While longer naps are a normal part of aging, excessively long dozes could be a warning signal for cognitive decline.
During the pandemic, carers reported their loved ones with dementia became more disoriented, restless and withdrawn. And carers themselves experienced poorer mental health.
Heart health is strongly linked to brain health and risk of dementia. That means improving one can protect us from the other.
The symptoms of menopause, which can include sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety and ‘brain fog’ can span perimenopause and last for up to ten years.
Genetics and other health conditions were both linked to greater risk of developing mild cognitive impairment.
People who were more active had lower levels of inflammation in their brain.
The researchers found that people who slept less than 4.5 hours and more than 6.5 hours every night had a greater risk of cognitive decline.
What if assisted living facilities became more active communities, where the residents were less sedentary? This could potentially enable residents to gain more independence, rather than losing it.
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be able to reverse cognitive decline in the future.
A study of a retirement program in China found that people who retired early suffered significant cognitive decline that put them at risk of early onset of dementia.
Dementia and depression are two diagnoses that rob older adults of health and happiness. Despite their obvious differences, it is becoming ever more apparent that the two conditions are connected.
A landmark study shows chronic stress from racism can lead to loss of brain function in African American women.
Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
The stigma that dehumanizes people living with dementia is reflected in the toll of COVID-19 in long-term care. Reforming long-term care must challenge this stigma with a new ethic of care.
The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.