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Brain activity staves off dementia

... to get meaningful results. The Irish longitudinal study on ageing has been following over 8000 people over the age of ... Robertson is interested in how society’s stereotypes of ageing can impact people’s experience of ageing and how this can lead to, or prevent dementia. ...

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Dodging Death: Growing Old in Good Health

... different biological approaches to understanding healthy ageing, discover a protein that may prevents age-related ... different biological approaches to understanding healthy ageing, discover a protein that may prevents age-related ...

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Crosswords can't save your brain

... question. So the perennial problem with studying cognitive ageing is that it takes a very long time to study it. And so ... that are very good predictors of cognitive health in older ageing, so for instance having good cardiovascular health is ...

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Half of dementia risk down to lifestyle

... lifestyle choices. ‘Dementia is the number one fear of ageing and yet people don’t know that 50 % of our cognitive ...

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Daily nutritional drink could slow Alzheimer's progression

... omega-3 fatty acids - can help cognitive performance in ageing, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and ...