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Study finds adults with mild cognitive decline assigned puzzles showed less brain shrinkage, better daily functioning.
Our neurons are endowed with a completely separate set of mechanisms that are dedicated to active forgetting, says Scott A. Small, a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia.
Source:Scientific AmericanJune 22, 2021
“It’s pretty clear that the hair encodes part of your biological history in some way,” Dr. Martin Picard says.
- October 29, 2019
A new study has found that performing well on two brief tests measuring cognitive ability and ability to identify odors indicates very low risk for Alzheimer’s.
Source:Self MagazineOctober 25, 2019
“FTD basically peaks in middle age,” Edward D. Huey says, “as opposed to Alzheimer’s, where your chances of getting it go up as you get older.”
- August 1, 2018
A clinical trial conducted by Columbia University and Duke University suggest that donepezil may not improve cognitive performance in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who also had depression.
Source:MedscapeJune 6, 2018
Dr. John Mann said this study used much more sophisticated statistical techniques than previous studies to rule out an association between lithium in groundwater and lower risk of bipolar disorder.
- November 10, 2017
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute may have discovered a way to use a patient’s sense of smell to treat Alzheimer’s disease before it develops.
Source:NBC NewsMarch 15, 2017
People living with HIV and their loved ones should be aware of the symptoms of HIV-associated dementia, so the appropriate diagnostic investigation and treatment can be initiated as soon as possible.
- February 24, 2017
“As the ‘silver tsunami’ approaches, substance use disorders in the elderly are expected to more than triple by 2020,” says Dr. Kotbi, Associate Professor of Psychiatry