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Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Researchers have identified 24 compounds -- including caffeine -- with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

For further details please see link https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170307130903.htm


The way the brain processes speech could serve as a predictor of early dementia

Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems, but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest new recent findings.

Please see link for further details  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170315125552.htm



'Sniff test' may be useful in diagnosing early Alzheimer's disease

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists' offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and now a new study confirms that administering a simple 'sniff test' can enhance the accuracy of diagnosing this dreaded disease. For further information please click here

Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, scientists found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.  For further details please click here 

Mediterranean diet linked to reduced brain shrinkage in old age

Neurology: Mediterranean-type diet and brain structural change from 73 to 76 years in a Scottish cohort

A new study led by researchers in Scotland has found that older people who ate a Mediterranean-type diet went on to experience less brain shrinkage than those who ate other types of food. The research is published online on Wednesday 4 January in the journal Neurology.