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I News, 12th September 2021

Mindfulness: 15 minutes of meditation a day ‘slows down memory decline’ that accompanies ageing by Tom Bawden

A new study suggests mindful activities are not only good for our mental health but our memory and concentration as well

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Medical Express Online, 20th August 2021

Mindfulness may improve cognition in older adults

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Neuroscience News.com, 20th August 2021

Mindfulness May Improve Cognition in Older Adults

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Sci News, 20th August 2021

Mindfulness May Provide Small But Significant Benefits to Cognition

While mindfulness is typically geared towards improving mental health and wellbeing, it may also provide additional benefits to brain health, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Neuropsychology Review.

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Médicine, 1st July 2021

How to age well physically and mentally? By Martine Versonne

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McKnight’s, 7th April 2020

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, April 8- By Alicia Lasek 

Sleep apnea linked to Alzheimer’s brain changes ….  Adding patient frailty measures to Medicare payment model could lead to fairer clinician reimbursement … Flu cases down, while hospitalizations up: CDC


Medical News Today, 3rd April 2020

Sleep apnea linked with Alzheimer’s-like changes to the brain- By Mary Cooke, Ph.D. and fact checked by Jessica Beake, Ph.D.

Scientists have found amyloid plaques, which are a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, in the brains of people with sleep apnea.

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Aerzteblatt.de, 2nd April 2020

Alzheimer’s disease: Sleep disorders increase amyloid load in the brain

Caen – In a study from France in JAMA Neurology (2020; DOI : 10.1001 / jamaneurol.2020.0311 ) , elderly people diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome had more frequent beta-amyloid deposits in the brain, although no cognitive impairments were detectable .

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EurekAlert!, 30th March 2020

Investigating association between air pollution, dementia risk and role of cardiovascular disease- JAMA Neurology

What The Study Did: This observational study analyzed data from about 2,900 older residents of Stockholm to examine the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and the risk of developing dementia, along with what role cardiovascular disease might have.

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Pourquoi Docteur, 28th March 2020

Sleep apnea increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease- By Floriane Valdayron

While obstructive sleep apnea syndrome affects more than 30% of people 65 and older, it can promote the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This is what a study conducted by a team of Inserm researchers reveals.

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Alzforum, 27th March 2020

Association of Sleep-Disordered Breathing With Alzheimer Disease Biomarkers in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

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RTBF, 27th March 2020

Sleep apnea associated with increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

New research conducted by Inserm provides further proof that sleep disorders, and in particular sleep apnea, could be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease.

Previous medical research has shown that the onset of Alzheimer’s disease , the most common form of dementia that mainly affects people over 65, could be related to sleep disorders, and particularly in the sleep apnea.

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Yahoo! News, 25th March 2020

Alzheimer’s disease and sleep apnea: better understood mechanisms- INSERM

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is the most common sleep breathing disorder, affecting over 30% of the population after the age of 65. In subjects who are affected, this pathology results in uncontrolled and repeated interruptions of breathing during sleep, linked to the temporary obstruction of the upper airways in the throat. Sleep apnea is associated with many health problems, the first of which is cardiovascular disease . However, this pathology remains silent for quite a long time, so much so that it is probably underestimated in the general population.

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The Conversation FR, 6th November 2018

Brain training for seniors – By Dr Gaël Chételat

https://theconversation.com/lentrainement-cerebral-pour-ameliorer-la-sante-des-seniors-104120


ESOF 2018 news story, July 2018

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ESOF 2018 news story, July 2018

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Méditation une révolution dans le cerveau|Enquête de santé (France 5), May 2018

Dr Chételat explained how the Silver Santé study is investigating whether mental training techniques, such as meditation and language-learning, can help improve mental health and well-being in later life. She also took part in a studio discussion with other experts and answered questions about meditation from viewers. Dr Antoine Lutz, who leads the meditation work package of the Study, was also interviewed during the programme.

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 Ouest France, 4th June 2016


Ouest France, 31st May 2016

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Le Point, May 2016

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Cover star!

Dr Antoine Lutz, who is leading our Work Package on meditation, has been featured in  prominent French magazine Le Point.  

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