Older adults with lower working memory capacity benefit from transcranial direct current stimulation when combined with working memory training: A preliminary study

Aging is a very diverse process: successful agers retain most cognitive functioning, while others experience mild to severe cognitive decline. This decline may eventually negatively impact one’s everyday activities. Therefore, scientists must develop approaches to counteract or, at least, slow down the negative change in cognitive performance of aging individuals. Combining cognitive training and transcranial …

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Time Trends in Incidence of Reported Memory Concerns and Cognitive Decline: A Cohort Study in UK Primary Care

Purpose: To investigate time trends in incidence of recorded memory concerns (MC) and cognitive decline (CD) in a UK older population presenting to primary care with no prior diagnosis of dementia. To determine the risk of developing dementia in people with recorded memory concern and cognitive decline.Patients and methods: We included individuals aged 65– 99 …

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Assessment of Risk Factors and Early Presentations of Parkinson Disease in Primary Care in a Diverse UK Population

Importance Early features of Parkinson disease (PD) have been described through population-based studies that overrepresent White, affluent groups and may not be generalizable. Objective To investigate the association between risk factors and prediagnostic presentations of PD in an ethnically diverse UK population with high socioeconomic deprivation but universal access to health care. Design, Setting, and …

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Dietary #DHA prevents cognitive impairment and inflammatory gene expression in aged male rats fed a diet enriched with refined #carbohydrates

•A processed-foods diet (PD) impaired learning and memory in aged male rats. •PD increased inflammatory genes in the hippocampus and amygdala of aged rats. •DHA supplementation prevented memory deficits in PD-fed aged rats. •DHA supplementation ameliorated increases in inflammatory gene expression. •PD consumption led to increased weight gain in young and aged rats. AbstractThe consumption …

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Effect of Transcranial Near-Infrared #Light 1068 nm Upon #Memory Performance in Aging Healthy Individuals: A Pilot Study

We present a pilot study of near-infrared (NIR) 1068 nm transcranial photobiomodulation therapy (PBM-T). Impact upon motor function, memory, and processing speed in healthy individuals, older than 45 years of age, was evaluated. Methods: PBM-T was performed at home using a transcranial phototherapy device, a helmet that comprised 14 air cooled light emitting diode panel arrays, …

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