WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia

Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia and, with one new case every three seconds, the number of people with dementia is set to triple by 2050. The increasing numbers of people with dementia, its significant social and economic impact and lack of curative treatment, make it imperative for countries to focus on reducing modifiable risk factors for dementia

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementiaPeople can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. “In the next 30 years, the number of […]

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

It is well known that detecting autism as early as possible is critical for successful intervention

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of ageNow, researchers have concluded that the disorder can be stably diagnosed from 14 months (1 year and 2 months) of age, providing an opportunity for medical advancement. A landmark event in the life of a toddler is their first birthday. This is the time when toddlers start learning to walk, talk, engage in joint social […]

Treating age-related hearing loss can help prevent depression in seniors

There will be ups and downs that can test the strongest of wills and stress the strongest of bodies. Here are some key things to do this year so you can weather life’s ups and downs and stay on track with your health and well-being

Treating age-related hearing loss can help prevent depression in seniorsThe greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having symptoms of depression, finds study of elderly Hispanics A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that treatment of age-related […]

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabulary

Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. The findings provide more evidence that to engage our minds, we should move our bodies

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabularyIn recent years, a wealth of studies in both animals and people have shown that we learn differently if we also exercise. Lab rodents given access to running wheels create and maintain memories better than animals that are sedentary, for instance. And students consistently perform better on academic tests if they participate in some kind […]

Here is how you can learn in your sleep

The three types of memories we consolidate in sleep are declarative (fact-based information), emotional, and operational, which includes skills like learning to ride a bike or play a song.

Here is how you can learn in your sleepIt has long been known that sleep is essential to the learning process. While our bodies are tuned down for eight hours of rest, our mind is hard at work, taking the information we’ve learned throughout the day and storing it within our mind’s brimming bank of knowledge and memories. Just what mechanisms are involved […]