Dementia in Down syndrome: Are we ready for a clinical trial?

down_syndrome_shutterstock_76649257-2

Leen Vereenooghe summarises the TOP-COG study (Towards Onset Prevention of COGnitive decline in adults with Down syndrome). This pilot RCT highlights the need to educate people with learning disabilities and their carers about the importance of research participation.

[read the full story...]

What factors can ameliorate cognitive ageing?

Old man

Raluca Lucacel summarises a systematic review of individually modifiable risk factors to ameliorate cognitive ageing. The study included Mediterranean diet, Tai Chi, Soy isoflavones, B Vitamins and Vitamin D.

[read the full story...]

Pointing the FINGER at a multi-component intervention to prevent cognitive decline and dementia

shutterstock_222049165

Caroline Struthers critically appraises a recent RCT of diet, exercise, cognitive training and vascular risk monitoring to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in at-risk Finnish women.

[read the full story...]