Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced a new virtual research study, in collaboration with Apple, to investigate the role Apple Watch and iPhone could play in monitoring cognitive performance and screening for decline in cognitive health including mild cognitive impairment (MCI). [Read more…] about The new frontier in neurocognitive monitoring and dementia screening: the Apple Watch
Memory Loss Slower for Working Women (MedPage Today):
Working women had slower memory decline as they aged than women who had not worked outside the home, a longitudinal study found.
Non-working mothers were twice as likely to develop memory impairment at age 70 as working married mothers, reported Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD, MPH, of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in Los Angeles, and co-authors. [Read more…] about Study: Work in adulthood seen to significantly delay memory decline after age 60, supporting the Cognitive Reserve theory
Why technology — not medication — is the future of treating older adults with depression (McKnight’s Long-term Care News):
“The go-to treatment for many cases of depression is medication.
Unfortunately, this treatment option can cause as many issues as the problem it is trying to solve. Antidepressants can put residents at greater risk of falls, negative health complications and other poor conditions. Some studies indicate that antidepressants may not be effective for most older Americans. [Read more…] about Could technology help cure depression among older adults? (Short answer: Yes)
Why you shouldn’t bother with memory or brain health supplements (Consumer Reports):
“The signs of memory loss can be bewildering and scary: misplaced keys, a forgotten street name, that task you suddenly can’t remember. It’s no wonder that, according to the Nutrition Business Journal, sales of supplements touted as memory boosters nearly doubled between 2006 and 2015.
But according to a review of studies published in December, there’s virtually no good evidence that such products can prevent or delay memory lapses, mild cognitive impairment or dementia in older adults [Read more…] about Despite the growing evidence against supplements making brain/ memory improvement claims, sales keep growing
“When Emma Yang was 7 or 8 years old, her grandmother became increasingly forgetful. Over the next few years, those memory problems, caused by early Alzheimer’s disease, worsened. Yang, who learned to code at an early age, decided to create an app to help [Read more…] about Coder, entrepreneur and teenager Emma Yang launches $50k Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for app to help improve Alzheimer’s patients’ daily lives
An easy, low cost, natural practice can help us boost our brain power, be healthier and more spiritually attuned as we age, and improve our quality of life and happiness. It could also reduce some of the staggering health care costs seen today.
Curious about what that practice is? [Read more…] about 10 ways in which Yoga Meditation helps nourish Body, Brain and Mind