September 2015

The latest from Cogstate, leaders in optimizing the measurement of cognition

New Study Links Rilapladib To Cognitive Improvement

September 13, 2015

“The finding that rilapladib improved cognition in this group is very exciting” In a much anticipated research update, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has released the results of a two-year study of rilapladib as a possible treatment for dementia. Using tests for executive function and working memory from Cogstate, GSK researchers were able to observe cognitive improvement in […]

Study Suggests Face-to-Face Conversation Improves Cognitive Skills In the Elderly

September 5, 2015

“One integral component of being socially active is the ability to interact with others” One of the important lessons learned from years of research on the aging brain is the “use it or lose it” practice of staying cognitively active. Challenging and exercising your brain by reading, playing an instrument, learning a language and interacting […]