The finding that neuroplasticity continues as we age has led to development of tools and techniques for medical professionals to promote plasticity in patients and habits everyone can put into practice to promote cognitive health.
Research into combating age-related cognitive decline is happening in many areas simultaneously. That includes a study that uncovered the role a molecule plays in repairing DNA and reversing the aging process.
Atherosclerosis is a disease that causes build-up of plaque in arteries, potentially leading to heart attacks and stroke. Research also shows it can impact brain function and signal the potential onset of cognitive issues.
Preliminary studies suggest a connection between levels of vitamin D in the system and the chances of catching COVID-19 and experiencing its worst symptoms. More research is underway to determine whether this connection is as strong as some suspect.