Brain Education

CNN: Daytime drowsiness increases risk of Alzheimer’s in elderly, study says

Poor sleep and the risk of dementia go hand in hand, but no one knew which came first. In what researchers say is the first study of its kind, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology shows that excessive daytime sleepiness in cognitively normal elderly leads to a buildup of a plaque in […]

Medical News Today: Which diet is best for the aging brain? Study investigates

Combined with calorie restriction, a low-fat diet may protect the aging brain against inflammation-related activation of microglia, according to a new study of mice. Microglia are a type of immune cell whose dysfunction has been linked to development problems and diseases of the brain and central nervous system (CNS). (March 12, 2018) Read the full […]

News-Medical: Findings about childhood trauma could redefine schizophrenia treatment

Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health; the University of Melbourne; Port Phillip Prison and University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr Negrin, Spain conducted a meta-analysis of 29 studies on childhood trauma and psychotic symptoms. As reported in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, the strongest finding was that all types of […]

Live Science: 9 surprising risk factors for dementia

The statistics surrounding dementia are staggering: Worldwide, an estimated 47 million people live with this disease, and nearly a trillion dollars is spent annually to care for these individuals, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. In the U.S. specifically, an estimated 4.5 million people have dementia, and that number is expected to grow to about 14 […]