Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Research indicates we may be predisposed to speak more than one language, and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing terms backward and forward. Their cutlery dances during more emphatic gesticulations and they occasionally…

Should link between dementia and artificial sweeteners be taken with a pinch of salt?

How peoples capacity for forgetfulness and lies may have impacted on research tying stroke and dementia to diet drinks They were supposed to be the healthy alternative to their sugar-rich siblings. But now lovers of diet colas and other low-calorie drinks have been hit by news that will radically undermine those credentials: a counterintuitive analyse…

Alzheimer’s link to herpes virus in brain, say scientists

Research exposes strains of virus more abundant in brains with early stage of disease, though uncertainly whether virus is a trigger or a symptom The presence of viruses in the brain has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease in research that challenges conventional theories about the onset of dementia. The outcomes, based on tests of brain…

Darker sense of humour could be sign of dementia, tells analyse

Report by UCL polled relatives and discovered many told patients perception of what was funny changed dramatically and became inappropriate and graphic An increasingly twisted sense of humour could be one of the early signs of dementia, a new examine has determined, including laughing at inappropriate moments. The University College London research, published in the…

Alzheimer’s: ultrasound safely delivers medications to damaged brains of mice

Scientists at Queensland Brain Institute find noninvasive technique slows progression of Alzheimers disease in mice Australian researchers say they have made a promising step in the future treatment of Alzheimers disease after detecting ultrasound can effectively and safely deliver medications to the damaged brain. Scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute discovered the noninvasive technique successfully…

Robin Williams’s widow reveals how dying performer opposed ‘chemical warfare in his brain’

Susan Schneider Williams has written about her husbands struggle with Lewy body disease, a form of dementia that created a terrorist inside his head The widow of Robin Williams has lifted the eyelid on the actors struggle with a debilitate neurological disease in the months before he took his own life, likening it to chemical…

BrainCheck creates$ 3 million for app to monitor brain health

A Houston-based startup called BrainCheck has raised$ 3 million in seed funding for an app that helps users understand, by simply playing some games on an iPad, if they or a loved one may have suffered a concussion. Founded in 2014 by Dr. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, BrainCheck adapts to…