Archive for 'Mental Attitude'

Poor Kidney Health May Affect the Brain.

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Researchers tested the kidney function of over 2,600 young adults every five years for two decades and found that those who received treatment for serious kidney-related issues on at least one occasion scored lower on cognitive assessments at midlife than participants with normal kidney function.

Neurology, September 2020

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Visual Memory and Alzheimer’s.

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New research suggests that declines in visual memory may become apparent in seniors at risk for Alzheimer’s disease before the onset of clinical symptoms. This finding may help in the creation of assessments for identifying future cases of Alzheimer’s disease much earlier than current methods.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, August 2020

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Factors for Midlife Mental Decline Risk.

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New research suggests that smoking, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes are each significant risk factors for mental decline in middle age.

Neurology, July 2020

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Intervention Can Reduce Heart Risks for Those with Mental Illness.

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Past research has shown that individuals with serious mental illness have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. In a recent study that involved 132 adults with serious mental illness, researchers found that when a counselor and nurse guided participants to engage in a healthier lifestyle (stop smoking, eat a healthy diet, exercise, etc.), their risk for heart attack or stroke fell by nearly 13% in the next decade.

JAMA Network Open, June 2020

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A Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable?

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The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care reports that up to 35% of dementia cases could be prevented by staying mentally engaged; maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, and blood glucose reading; addressing midlife hearing loss and late-life depression; and staying socially active.

Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, July 2020

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