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Geriatric assessment improves oncologists’ communication with older patients

June 1, 2018
CHICAGO — Use of geriatric assessment during routine care of older individuals with advanced cancer significantly improved physician-patient…

Q&A: Treating patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

June 20, 2017
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is annually observed in June to raise awareness for the disease that currently affects more than 5…

In the Journals

Persistent pain associated with accelerated cognitive decline

June 5, 2017
Elders reporting persistent moderate-to-severe pain have an increased risk for memory decline and dementia, according to a study published in JAMA

In the Journals

Daily tea intake reduced risk for cognitive decline in older adults

March 23, 2017
Drinking tea regularly lowered the risk for cognitive impairment in older adults by 50%, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition

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No difference in cognitive impairment seen in men on testosterone treatment

February 24, 2017
One year of testosterone treatment did not improve memory or other cognitive functions compared with placebo among older men with low testosterone…

FDA News

FDA grants 501(k) clearance to mobile memory test

January 26, 2017
Cambridge Cognition recently announced the FDA granted 501(k) clearance to market CANTAB Mobile, a computerized test of visuospatial associative…

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Delirium increases cognitive decline in dementia

January 26, 2017
Cognitive decline was greater among individuals with delirium and pathologic processes of dementia than those with delirium or dementia individually…

Meeting News

Study questions link between glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease

January 18, 2017
KOLOA, Hawaii — Recent findings presented here found comparable cognitive functioning between individuals with glaucoma and healthy controls…

In the Journals

Mediterranean diet may positively impact long-term brain health

January 4, 2017
Lower adherence to a Mediterranean diet over the course of 3 years was associated with brain atrophy in older adults, according to study findings…

In the Journals

Gait analysis could be used to predict cognitive decline

December 13, 2016
Global- or domain-specific decline in cognition was associated with and can be predicted by spatial, temporal and spatiotemporal elements of gait…

In the Journals

Beta-blockers after acute MI yield mortality benefits, functional harms in older adults

December 12, 2016
Treatment with beta-blockers after acute myocardial infarction was associated with a lower mortality rate, but a higher rate of functional decline in…

In the Journals

One-third of individuals with mild cognitive impairment have depression

December 1, 2016
A systematic review and meta-analysis indicated depression among 32% of individuals with mild cognitive impairment. “Because [mild cognitive…

Solanezumab ineffective for cognition in Alzheimer’s disease

November 28, 2016
Eli Lilly recently announced that solanezumab did not achieve a statistically significant reduction in cognitive decline among individuals with mild…

In the Journals

Computerized cognitive training improves cognition in dementia

November 21, 2016
Recent findings indicated computerized cognitive training improved cognition in older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. “Our…

NIA grant awarded to study link between exercise, brain health and aging

November 10, 2016
The National Institute on Aging recently awarded a 5-year, $21.8 million grant to Kirk Erickson, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, to study…

Meeting News

Exercise, brain ‘cross-training,’ colorful diet improves aging process

October 22, 2016
SAN ANTONIO — Engaging in exercise, cognitive training activities and following a Mediterranean diet are key to a healthy aging process…

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Cognitive training improves psychological well-being in older adults

August 4, 2016
Cognitive speed of processing training improved everyday function and well-being among older adults, according to data presented at the American…

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Mental stimulation may counteract negative effects of Western diet on cognition

August 2, 2016
An association between poor diet and cognitive decline was found only in individuals with low indicators of cognitive reserve, according to data…

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Men more commonly misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's disease than women

July 29, 2016
Many men are not accurately diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease during their lifetime, according to data presented at the Alzheimer’s…

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Smell test may be early predictor of dementia, Alzheimer's disease

July 28, 2016
Odor identification testing may detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to evidence from two studies presented at the…