Monthly Archives: March 2013

L-Dopa Improves Decision-Making In Older Adults

A study published online  in Nature Neuroscience has demonstrated that a drug widely used to treat Parkinson’s Disease can help to reverse age-related impairments in decision making in some older people.  Researchers from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging describe the … Continue reading

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Dementia is the Second Largest Contributor to Death

According to a report released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report shows that while deaths from … Continue reading

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Magnetic Stimulation Can Improve Memory in Schizophrenia

A new study published in Biological Psychiatry provides new evidence that stimulating the brain using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may be an effective strategy to improve cognitive function. A randomized, 4-week controlled trial (n=27) evaluated whether rTMS can improve … Continue reading

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Seniors Who Play Video Games Report Improved Emotional Well-Being

New research published in Computers in Human Behavior journal finds that older adults who play video games report higher levels of emotional well-being. The authors queried 140 people aged 63 and older asking how often they played video games, if … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Treat Diabetic Neuropathies

Research published this month in the Journal Pain found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve pain for people with painful diabetic neuropathies. This was a randomized, treatment as usual (TAU), controlled, non-blinded intervention pilot study with a 4-month … Continue reading

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