Posts Tagged ‘cognition’

Older adult Experience Corps volunteer tutors create a real win-win situation

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

A Johns Hopkins study showed that Experience Corps program volunteers who served as reading and math tutors for elementary school students made “improvements in cognitive functioning and … significant changes in brain activation patterns.” But here’s what’s even better: a Washington University in St. Louis study “found that students with Experience Corps tutors made over 60% more progress with reading comprehension … than comparable students not in the program.” Please click here for an Experience Corps press release and below for report from HealthDay.

 

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We may be able to add berries and nuts to our cognitive health toolkit

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Researchers presenting a study at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) concluded that some berries, including blueberries, strawberries, acai berries and possibly even walnuts, may “activate the brain’s natural ‘housekeeper’ mechanism, which cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline.” Please click below to see a press release from EurekAlert!

 

 

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