Tag Archives: neurology

The Silence of Doctors Around Alzheimer’s

“A fate worse than death,” my colleague muttered to me as we examined an elderly man admitted to the hospital with severe dementia. From his medical chart we knew that the patient had been an accomplished sculptor and intellectual contrarian. … Continue reading

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Measuring Cognitive Change in Subjects With Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Objective: To investigate the sensitivity of a large set of neuropsychological tests to detect cognitive changes due to prodromal Alzheimer’s disease(AD); to compare their metrological properties in order to select a restricted number of these tests for the longitudinal follow-up … Continue reading

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Aerobic Exercise Preserves Cognition in Nondemented Elderly

PHILADELPHIA — Continuous long-term aerobic activity has a protective effect on cognitive status and psychomotor speed in nondemented elderly, a new study has found. “We recommend daily low-impact aerobic physical activity in older people who are able to do this … Continue reading

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Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age, new research indicates. Surprisingly, this shrinkage doesn’t appear to be linked to the damaging effect of diabetes … Continue reading

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The Alcoholic Brain, Autoimmune Epilepsy

Molecular analysis of brain tissue from alcoholics revealed numerous differences from normal controls, potentially providing a key link connecting the brain to behavior in chronic alcoholism. Also, another study connects autoimmunity to at least some cases of epilepsy, and a … Continue reading

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Brawn, Brains, and Grains of Truth

Memetic Brawn One would like to think that our refined brains are resistant to the brawn and brute force of fashion or fad, the percussion of repetition. But any such conviction would be the triumph of hope over experience. The … Continue reading

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Green Tea’s Impact on Cognitive Function Now Visible

Green tea appears to boost memory by enhancing functional brain connectivity, a new imaging study suggests. A study led by Stefan Borgwardt, MD, PhD, from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Basel, Switzerland, shows that drinking a green tea extract … Continue reading

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