Study connects low social engagement to amyloid levels and cognitive decline

Social relationships are essential to aging well; research has shown an association between lack of social engagement and increased risk of dementia. A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that higher brain amyloid-β in combination with lower social engagement in elderly men and women was associated with greater cognitive decline over…

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Teens who can describe negative emotions can stave off depression

IMAGE: The researchers found that youth who are poor at differentiating their negative emotions are more susceptible to depressive symptoms following stressful life events. Conversely, those who display high NED are… view more  Credit: Lisa Starr and Stephen Dow/University of Rochester Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected…

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