Mobile and wearable technology used to support independent living for people with dementia could hold the key to cutting social isolation. Wearable technology, satellite tracking and mobile phone apps are the latest tools in the fight against social isolation from dementia, unlocking the potential for increased independence. Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University, working with Stockport […]

Study suggests hearing loss contributes to sensory-specific cognitive decline A study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing. The study was published online in theAmerican […]

Changes in social relationships could signal early cognitive decline Small changes in the social lives of older people are early red flags showing that their thought processes and brain functioning could be on the decline. This is according to Ashwin Kotwal of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US, who led a study in the […]

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory. University of Queensland researchers discovered that the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that result in memory loss and cognitive decline. Welcoming the findings today at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk […]

Several epidemiological studies support the hypothesis that diabetes increases a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, new research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia suggests the reverse — that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impairs insulin signaling in the portion of the brain responsible for regulating […]

UT Southwestern Medical Centre has joined a consortium of seven leading universities to develop new technologies to improve memory in people with traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, UT Southwestern is part of a study with the goal of developing an implantable neural monitoring and stimulation system by the end […]

Neurons communicate with one another by synaptic connections, where information is exchanged from one neuron to its neighbor. These connections are not static, but are continuously modulated in response to the ongoing activity (or experience) of the neuron. This process, known as synaptic plasticity, is a fundamental mechanism for learning and memory in humans as […]

A University of Southampton-led study has found that blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against the memory and behaviour changes seen in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More >>

Tendency to remember episodic details versus facts is reflected in intrinsic brain patterns. Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)? A research team has shown for the first time that these different ways of experiencing the […]