Tag Archives: Decline

9/11 first responders with PTSD at risk of cognitive decline and developing early-onset dementia

9/11 first responders with PTSD are at an increased risk of cognitive decline and developing early-onset dementia, study finds Researchers examined 1,800 9/11 first responders and tested cognitive skills Nearly 15% had mild cognitive impairment, the stage between decline due to aging and decline from dementia Emergency workers with PTSD were 2.6 times more likely… Read More »

Medical News Today: Computer use later in life may prevent cognitive decline

Researchers found that using a computer, playing games, and participating in social activities may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment. New research suggests that playing games, using a computer, and having a rich social life can keep mild cognitive impairment at bay. Our brains go through changes as we get older, and some people… Read More »

Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who got help setting goals to be more socially, physically, or cognitively active had slower memory decline than those who did not receive such help, concludes an NIA-funded study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Neurology. The results point to a possible way to reduce dementia risk in… Read More »