Tag Archives: Joel Kramer PsyD

UCSF Study Links Inflammation in Brain to Some Memory Decline

High levels of a protein associated with chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain correlate with aspects of memory decline in otherwise cognitively normal older adults, according to a study led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Study Links Heart Disease Risk Factors to Some Cognitive Decline

Older adults at risk for stroke have significantly increased risk for some types of cognitive decline, according to a multicenter study led by University of California scientists.

The study, which involved 73 older women and men who had not had a stroke and did not have dementia, showed that participants had substantially greater risk for decline in  some aspects of “executive function” – specifically in verbal fluency and the ability to ignore irrelevant information. Verbal memory and short term, or “working memory,” were not affected.
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