Wearing a Hearing Aid may Protect Brain in Later Life

Wearing a hearing aid for age-related hearing loss may help to protect the brain against dementia, a new study finds. Researchers report those who wore hearing aids maintained better brain function over time than those who did not.

Disrupted sleep in one's 50s, 60s raises risk of Alzheimer's disease

PET brain scans of healthy older adults show that those reporting lower sleep quality through their 50s and 60s have higher levels of tau protein, a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Previous studies link poor sleep to beta-amyloid tangles also, suggesting that protein tangles in the brain may cause some of the memory problems of AD and dementia. In addition, out-of-sync brain waves during sleep are associated with tau, providing a possible biomarker of dementia.

Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia WHO Guidelines

  Dementia is a rapidly growing global public…

Youth tackle football will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now I would know — I’m a CTE expert and former college football player.

Chris Nowinski, the featured speaker at Brain Up's BrainFest knows first-hand about the dangers of concussions and CTE. This football player and professional wrestler was forced to retire his athletic career because of repetitive concussions. He earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine and is co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research.

Poverty linked to childhood depression, changes in brain connectivity

Growing up poor has many negative consequences. Researchers at…

Chronic Inflammation in Middle Age May Lead to Thinking and Memory Problems Later

Researchers report those who experience chronic inflammation during middle may be at increased risk of developing cognitive and memory disorders during old age.

Does Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduce Dementia?

The new SPRINT MIND study reports controlling blood pressure has a measurable impact on mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of dementia.

Signs of Memory Problems May Instead Be Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.

When Adolescents Give Up Marijuana, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Maybe it is time, once again, to speak to kids about their pot usage because evidence shows marijuana use among adolescents negatively affects cognition.

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Researchers report older adults who take up drawing are better able to retain new information than those who write notes.