London researchers awarded $1.35M to complete dementia research

The Lawson Health Research Institute says it has been award $1.35 million to complete research on dementia and other neurodegenerative illnesses. The funding, spread over the course of five years, comes through the second phase of a collaborative research program titled the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). The research is being led by Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, whose previous […]

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Brain wiring changes when mastering new skills, says new study

While it is understood that a healthy brain is capable of learning these new skills, how the brain changes in order to develop new behaviours is a relative mystery. Mastering a new skill – whether a sport, an instrument, or a craft – causes new neural activity patterns to emerge in the brain, a study has found. While it is […]

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10 minutes of low-intensity activity boosts brain health in older adults: Western study

Results from a new study by researchers at Western University shows the brain health of older adults can be enhanced by low-intensity physical activity. The data shows that those who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, officials said. According to […]

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