Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly

Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical…

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Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation program, new research has demonstrated. Cognitive behavior therapy significantly…

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Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus — an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus — experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. But so far, our understanding of the mechanisms underlying lupus’ effects on the brain has remained murky. Surprising new link between inflammation and mental…

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Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A newly developed research tool may help predict a patient’s risk for developing dementia and could…

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Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels

Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels The APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort. This is a very significant discovery, as many on-going drug trials in the field of Alzheimer’s disease focus on decreasing beta-amyloid levels in the brain tissue. According to…

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Genetic modifier for Huntington's disease progression identified

Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified Researchers have developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses. Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

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