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Stuart Miles

Slow Gait Contributes to Cognitive Decline

A common symptom in older adults, motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is a newly developed diagnosis characterized by cognitive symptoms and slow gait in patients without dementia, is now an early risk factor for cognitive decline, a new study has found. The researchers found that 9.7% of older adults around the world had MCR, with […]
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Music May Benefit Your Brain

Musical training may benefit your brain by increasing blood flow to the left side of the brain. According to the study, increased blood flow was found after only 30 minutes of music training.  Study author Amy Spray, with the University of Liverpool, explained in a university news release, “The areas of our brain that process […]
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Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Screening for Cognitive Impairment, USPSTF Says

According to a new review by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adults. This review is an update of a previous review, written in 2003, which found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for dementia in older adults. […]
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The Brain Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

  Researchers at Washington University are in the process of making the first interactive wiring diagram of a living, working human brain. Comprised of over 1200 volunteers, researchers are doing brain scans and cognitive, psychological, physical and genetic assessments, and are almost a third of the way through collecting research. Next is processing of data, […]
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Genetic Brain Development Most Active Before Birth and During Teenage Years

The most active peaks of human brain development has been found to take place during the teenage years. Scientists have found that genetic brain development is at its highest during the early months of pregnancy and during the teenage years. The brains development looks like an undulation, beginning with the initial surge of genetic expression […]