Older adults who nap at least once for more than an hour a day have a 40% higher chance of developing dementia.
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While longer naps are a normal part of aging, excessively long dozes could be a warning signal for cognitive decline.
We found the more headers former professional footballers made over their careers, the lower they tended to score on a memory test.
During Mental Health Week, let’s look at why some people, such as those experiencing depression or substance dependency, struggle to make decisions like everyone else.
Thinking ability declines with age in those with dementia.
Have you noticed your thinking ability drops during winter and spring? A new study of healthy adults and dementia patients found cognitive function declines in the colder months.
Antimemory, the yin to memory’s yang.
The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.
Let’s think about our healthy ageing.
New research suggests Britons are living longer and in good mental shape – but it’s not good news across the board.
Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity.
The predictable path into prison for Aboriginal people with disabilities is preventable. Here are some solutions.
Early support could save lives and allow Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability to live with dignity in their communities.
Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability are managed mostly by police, courts, prison and hospitals. It’s costing us millions, when kinder and cheaper alternatives exist.
Police often don’t recognise that someone has an intellectual disability or brain injury due to a lack of training in this area, researchers have heard.
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Police have become the default frontline response to Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities, setting this group up for a lifetime of ‘management’ by the criminal justice system.
The needs of Aboriginal women with disabilities are not being met by any human service system, research shows.
Research suggests serious problems with the way Aboriginal women, particularly those with mental and cognitive disabilities, are “managed” by the criminal justice system.
Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability are ‘managed’ by police, courts and prisons due to a lack of appropriate community-based services.
Australia’s high rates of imprisonment and re-imprisonment of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities is not only shameful, it is entirely predictable and preventable.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
Small device, but very demanding.
As summer vacations approach, it’s worth recalling the value of disconnecting and perils of multitasking in our digitally distracted lifestyles.
Clinical benefits of B vitamins in groups at high risk of Alzheimer’s should be rigorously tested.
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Evidence that vitamin B can reduce the levels of an amino acid that is a risk factor for dementia have been sidelined by one flawed study.
Three year head start.
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US scientists recently announced they had developed a blood test that could predict your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with 90% accuracy, up to three years in advance of other known symptoms…
Pills for kicks.
Jason Shepherd, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah answered questions posed by the public on Reddit. The Conversation has curated the highlights. Cognitive disorders…
A dementia diagnosis can place extreme stress on patients and their families.
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OVER-DIAGNOSIS EPIDEMIC – David Le Couteur discusses recent changes in the definition of dementia and their ramifications. The pattern of over-diagnosis is the same for many diseases: we screen healthy…