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An Online, Person-Centered, Risk Factor Management Program to Prevent Cognitive Decline: Protocol for A Prospective Behavior-Modification Blinded Endpoint Randomized Controlled Trial

Authors: Yen Ying Lim, Darshini Ayton, Stephanie Perin, Alexandra Lavale, Nawaf Yassi, Rachel Buckley, Christopher Barton, Loren Bruns, Renata Morello, Stephanie Pirotta, Emily Rosenich, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Richard Sinnott, Amy Brodtmann, Ashley I Bush, Paul Maruff, Leonid Churilov, Anna Barker, Matthew P Pase , BetterBrains Research Group

Journal: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

Year Published: 2021

Background Several modifiable risk factors for dementia have been identified, although the extent to which their modification leads to improved cognitive outcomes remains unclear. Objective The primary aim is to test the hypothesis that a behavior […]

Sleep symptomatology is associated with greater subjective cognitive concerns: Findings from the community-based Healthy Brain Project

Authors: Jessica Nicolazzo, Katharine Xu, Alexandra Lavale, Rachel Buckley, Nawaf Yassi, Garun S Hamilton, Paul Maruff, Andree-Ann Baril, Yen Ying Lim, Matthew P Pase

Journal: Sleep

Year Published: 2021

Study objectives To examine if sleep symptomatology was associated with subjective cognitive concerns or objective cognitive performance in a dementia-free community-based sample. Methods A total of 1421 middle-aged participants (mean±standard deviation = 57±7; 77% female) from […]

Greater Circulating Copper Concentrations and Copper/Zinc Ratios are Associated with Lower Psychological Distress, But Not Cognitive Performance, in a Sample of Australian Older Adults

Authors: Michelle Mravunac, Ewa A. Szymlek-Gay, Robin M. Daly, Blaine R. Roberts, Melissa Formica, Jenny Gianoudis, Stella L. O’Connell, Caryl A. Nowson and Barbara R. Cardoso

Journal: Nutrients

Year Published: 2019

Dyshomeostasis of copper and zinc is linked to neurodegeneration. This study investigated the relationship between circulating copper and zinc and copper/zinc ratios and cognitive function, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and neurotrophic factors in older Australian […]

The relationship between peripheral hearing loss and higher order listening function on cognition in older Australians

Authors: Grace Nixon, Julia Zoe Sarant, Dani Tomlin & Richard Dowell

Journal: International Journal of Audiology

Year Published: 2019

Objective: Peripheral hearing, central auditory processing (CAP) and cognition are all important for comprehension of speech and deteriorate with increased age. This study aimed to examine the relation between hearing impairment and cognitive impairment by assessing […]

Multifaceted intervention to enhance cognition in older people at risk of cognitive decline: study protocol for the Protein Omega-3 and Vitamin D Exercise Research (PONDER) study

Authors: Helen Macpherson, Sarah Brownell, Rachel L Duckham, Barbara Meyer, Sam Mirzaee, Robin M Daly

Journal: BMJ Open

Year Published: 2019

Introduction: An increasing number of people are living with cognitive impairment and dementia. Current pharmacological therapies at best reduce Alzheimer’s disease symptomatology but do not delay dementia onset in those at high risk. Structured exercise interventions […]

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