Cognitive Clock Predicts Brain Health

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, Cognitive Aging, News

MBRF Trustee, Patricia Boyle, PhD, was recently featured in a Medpage Today article detailing a study she co-authored showing cognitive age, as assessed by a novel tool known as a “cognitive clock,” predicted adverse health outcomes better than chronological age. The “cognitive clock”: A novel indicator of brain health was recently published by Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the journal of the … Read More

New Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Memory Loss and Dementia

Valerie PatmintraBrain Health, News

MBRF Trustee, Dr. Richard Isaacson is quoted in this CNN article detailing the results of a new study which found meals inspired by the Mediterranean diet may lower your risk for dementia. The study, published this week in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that following the Mediterranean diet may interfere with the buildup of … Read More

University of Arizona Cognitive Scientist, Lynn Nadel, Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Valerie PatmintraNews

Cognitive scientist, Lynn Nadel, a University of Arizona Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Program in the College of Science, was named as one of the 120 new members and 30 new international members announced by the National Academy of Sciences. Membership to the academy is granted in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in … Read More

GMA Segment Explains the Difference between Cognitive Aging and Dementia

Valerie PatmintraNews

After Mark and Donnie Wahlberg announced the death of their mother, Alma, who suffered from dementia, experts are working to help people with aging parents spot early signs of the disease. In this Good Morning America segment, MBRF Trustee and neurologist, Dr. Richard Isaacson explains the difference between cognitive aging and dementia. “While cognitive aging is often characterized by a … Read More

Sex Differences in Cognitive Decline among US Adults – JAMA Network Study

Valerie PatmintraNews, Research

This cohort study recently published by the JAMA Network aimed to find out if the risk of cognitive decline among US adults varies by sex. Using pooled data from 26,088 participants, the study found that women, compared with men, had higher baseline performance in global cognition, executive function, and memory. Women, compared with men, also had significantly faster declines in … Read More