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Putting B Vitamins for Brain Protection to the Test

Could extra B vitamins reduce your risk of cognitive decline and dementia by lowering blood levels of an amino acid called homocysteine? That tantalizing promise was put to the test in two recent large-scale studies, and in both cases researchers proclaimed the results disappointing. But other experts say the jury

Know the Three Ds: Delirium, Dementia, and Depression

The three Ds are the most common diagnoses in geriatric psychiatry, but often the most difficult to identify because they have overlapping symptoms. “They can occur at home as well as during certain situations, like during hospital stays or returning home after a hospitalization,” says Pauline Wu, DO, assistant clinical

A Simple Visual Test May Help Assess Brain Function

Researchers have developed a quick and effective visual test that may be able to identify early signs of cognitive problems linked to greater dementia risk. The test measures the speed at which an individual processes visual information, thought to be the basis of many higher cognitive functions, such as memory,

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