Tag Archives: Mild-Cognitive-Impairment

Can Caffeine Protect Against Alzheimer’s?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

How does coffee affect our thinking process? Can it help boost cognition or even prevent decline? In a new study, researchers found that the onset of Alzheimer’s disease tended to be delayed or avoided for those with higher blood caffeine levels. Continue reading

Memory Training Changes the Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Individuals diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) show early signs of memory loss and are at high risk of developing dementia. As discussed in a previous post, they can greatly benefit from regular brain exercises. A recent study shows that the memory improvement caused by brain training can be directly observed in the brain. Continue reading

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) can be considered as the transition phase between normal memory and Alzheimer’s disease. It is usually divided into two broad subtypes. Amnestic MCI significantly affects memory. Non-amnestic MCI affects other functions of the brain such as language, attention and reasoning. Most of the research has focused on Amnestic MCI, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading