Those who are interested in psychology, know the “Big Five” personality traits: agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness and extraversion. Researchers of a recent study were curious whether 3 of these personality traits (conscientiousness, neuroticism and extraversion) somehow are related to our brain functioning later in life.

According to a recent study, vitamin K might help reduce and even prevent age-related cognitive decline, leading to various forms of dementia.

A recent Japanese study found that a low protein diet can not only accelerate brain degeneration in mouse models of Alzheimer’s but also cause poor neuronal connectivity, leading to inability to think clearly, understand complicated text, solve problems and make decisions.

Many older people have amyloid plaques in their brains but never progress to developing Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that amyloid accumulation on its own is not enough to cause dementia. So what is a trigger that starts the disease progression?

According to a recent small study, it actually can. The study investigated how dancing with music impacts people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s during 3 years time and found that dance training for 1 ¼ hours per week can slow down the disease progression and even improve daily living and daily function.

Adults of 65+ with brain health issues are 2 to 3 times more likely to fall compared with those without. Moreover, if they use medication for chronic pain, they increase their risk of falling even more. At least, according to a recent study. The study investigated a relationship between use of pain medication and falls […]

Of course, we know that a healthy diet, moderate exercise and no smoking keep us away from various diseases. However, whether they also help when we are 80+, was unclear till know. A recent large study found that brain health of 80+ olds also benefits from a healthier lifestyle regardless whether a person carries APOE […]

If you have sleep problems, how do you know that these are related to your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep? The main characterics of REM sleep disorder is an abnormal behavior during REM sleep with sudden arms and legs movements and vocal sounds as a reaction to vivid dreams.

According to a recent study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia could benefit from active music-making. The study analyzed all relevant studies on the effect of music on the mental health of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. The mental health was determined by 5 aspects: quality of life, depression, anxiety, mood […]

According to a recent study, older people with vision loss in both near and far vision are 1.7 times more likely to suffer from mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to dementia. But what about those, who have either only impaired near vision or only impaired far vision? The study investigated these cases […]