0
What's new: ICAA infographics series now available.

Scientific research

Search by topic

Access and utilize the ICAA library of scientific studies, reports and statistics to assist you with the development of your business case for wellness, program and community design and development, evidence-informed lifestyle choices and marketing strategies and approaches.

Topic- Cognitive health

 

Lots of people with Alzheimer's, but doctors may not tell them-5288

Lots of people with Alzheimer's, but doctors may not tell them

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association in the United States publishes a collection of statistics. The yearbook for 2015 contains details that not only showcase the prevalence of the disease, but also raise a question of physicians’ responses to a diagnosis.

more

Cognitive health

Cognitive skills fluctuate over time-5281

Cognitive skills fluctuate over time

How do researchers find a large group of people for a study without using college students? The answer for a team investigating aging and cognition involved the Internet and historical data. The results will be published in the journal “Psychological Science.”

more

Cognitive health

The closer to a Mediterranean diet, the better for cognition-5277

The closer to a Mediterranean diet, the better for cognition

At the start of the study, 2,326 people ages 70-79 years (38.2% Black) completed food frequency questionnaires, which were translated to MedDiet scores. Participants from a Black racial background, on average, ate more meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products while Whites ate more nonrefined grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil and drank more alcohol. Over eight years, cognitive status was assessed using the Modified Mini-Mental Examination.

more

Cognitive health

Background music may interfere with memory-5251

Background music may interfere with memory

Listening to, or making, music is a pleasant occupation enjoyed by many people. That music, however, may not be the best for focus and memory.

more

Cognitive health

Meditation may slow brain's decline-5233

Meditation may slow brain's decline

The gray matter in the brain contains neurons associated with functions such as muscle control, senses such as seeing and hearing, and memory, emotions and speech (Lundbeck Institute). Background in a new study explained that the volume and weight of the brain begin to decrease when people are in their mid-to-late-20s.

more

Cognitive health

How do older adults train their brains?-5221

How do older adults train their brains?

A healthy lifestyle was at least somewhat important to 99% of 1,200 people ages 34-75 years who completed an online survey. Almost as many, 93%, felt that maintaining brain health was very or extremely i

more

Cognitive health

Total items: 233

icaa 100 members