cognitive decline

Are you smarter in summer? Brain health changes with the seasons

As the hottest summer on record comes to an end, many of us will have felt the benefits of the…

Sleep deprived? Undo the damage with chocolate

Flavanols in cocoa have a positive effect on cognitive performance, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.…

No, moderate drinking doesn’t ‘damage the brain’

Recent headlines suggest that drinking, even in moderation, can damage the brain. But the data doesn’t support the claim. Researchers…

exercise

Being active and staying thin help to protect the ageing brain

Insulin resistance, which is more common in overweight people, is linked to an increased rate of cognitive decline, according to…

weightlifting

Worried about mental decline? Weightlifting can help

Light weightlifting twice a week could lead to improved memory function in older adults, according to research by the University…

Caffeine addicts are less likely to develop dementia

Caffeine is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia and cognitive impairment in women, according to a study published in…

Eye scan detects Alzheimer’s in mice before any symptoms have appeared

New eye-scanning technology can detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear, according to a study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology…