About this Research Topic
There are two major outcomes of brain aging: healthy brain aging or cognitive impairment and dementia. Seniors with healthy brain aging manage to maintain relatively normal cognitive function and achieve a slower rate of brain atrophy. Cognitive impairment and dementia are major conditions affecting geriatric people and pets and are the consequence of severe and irreversible brain atrophy. Since cognitive impairment and dementia are not reversible or curable, more efforts should be focused on promoting healthy brain aging, and managing cognitive impairment or dementia. Nutrition plays an important role in promoting healthy brain aging and reducing the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.
This Research Topic’s scope focuses on topics related to aging-induced metabolic or morphological changes in subjects with healthy brain aging, or cognitive impairment or dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. This Topic will also include Original Research papers and Review articles regarding nutrients, bioactives, and dietary regimens that promote or are associated with healthy brain aging, enhance management of cognitive impairment and dementia, or slow down the progression of cognitive impairment and dementia. In addition, this Topic will cover emerging science regarding biomarkers or diagnostic tools for healthy brain aging, cognitive impairment or dementia.
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, Bioactives, Cognitive impairment, Dementia, Dietary regimens, Healthy brain aging, Nutrients, Vascular dementia
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