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Quality of Relationships Influences Dementia Risk

By |2017-12-28T14:10:58+00:00November 20th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Relationship advice columnist Wendy Atterberry believes there are 15 issues every couple must discuss before tying the knot. As well as more obvious ones concerning children and career plans, they include the type of mattress to sleep on, whether to have a TV in the bedroom and where to take vacations. But there was one [...]

Certain Foods and Medications Can Increase the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

By |2017-12-28T14:05:57+00:00November 17th, 2017|Nutrition|

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by tremors, loss of balance and decreased mobility. It affects roughly one million people in the United States. It’s not a fatal disease, but as it progresses it usually leaves its victims completely disabled. Statistically, Parkinson’s disease affects more people than Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined. [...]

Will You Get Alzheimer’s? Soon This New Test May Let You Know

By |2017-12-28T14:05:10+00:00November 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

Scientists are constantly looking for methods to detect Alzheimer's at a very early stage, before any obvious signs of memory loss or when the signs are still barely noticeable. Eye tests, the ability to detect odors, altered speech patterns and vocal effects – all are being investigated to create consistent and reliable detection techniques. And all [...]

Protect Your Brain with This Crucial Vitamin

By |2017-12-28T14:04:56+00:00November 10th, 2017|Nutrition|

About 90 percent of American men and 96 percent of women don’t get enough vitamin E in their food or supplements. That’s bad news, because new research shows it’s essential for preventing memory loss. Without this nutrient, the membranes of the brain’s neurons run short of a vital component. The lack of vitamin E has [...]

For Better Brain Health, Just Stand Up

By |2017-12-28T14:05:01+00:00November 6th, 2017|Natural Health|

I wonder what Presbyterian minister Job Orton would have made of the dramatic growth in the sales of standing desks. 220 years ago, he wrote, “A sedentary life may be injurious. It must therefore be your resolute care to keep your body as upright as possible when you read and write; never stoop your head [...]

This Major Cause of Dementia is The Easiest to Fix

By |2017-12-28T14:04:51+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Lifestyle|

Every 24 hours your brain engages in an activity that helps preserve your memories, re-energize your thinking abilities and defend against problems like Alzheimer’s. But as you enter middle-age and beyond, unless you’re careful to help your brain regenerate itself in this way every day, you increase your chances of memory loss and other symptoms [...]

Traditional Chinese Herb Comes Out Top for All-Round Brain Protection

By |2017-12-28T13:48:49+00:00October 30th, 2017|Brain Science|

The root of an exotic orchid has been used for thousands of years in China to relieve pain, control convulsions and treat vertigo. Now, in modern scientific studies, it has demonstrated remarkable cognitive benefits. In fact, it looks like a wonder herb. Whether it's to improve blood flow to the brain, defend against toxicity, preserve [...]

“Moderate” Drinking Could be Putting Your Brain at Risk

By |2017-12-28T13:48:59+00:00October 27th, 2017|Lifestyle|

After reviewing hundreds of studies, a number of researchers have concluded that light to moderate alcohol intake, particularly red wine, lowers the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. But before you reach for the corkscrew, you need to be aware that research results on brain health are inconsistent. Other studies associate moderate drinking with brain [...]

Ancient Chinese Flower Can Protect Your Brain from Stroke

By |2017-12-28T13:48:54+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Natural Health|

Since 2012, 31-year-old Frankie Muniz, star of the syndicated sitcom Malcolm In the Middle, has been suffering from transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes. Ischemia refers to a constricting or narrowing of blood vessels that starves the brain (or heart) of blood and oxygen, as opposed to a blockage of the vessel. During these episodes, blood supply to [...]

Zapping the Brain Boosts Memory

By |2017-12-28T13:47:05+00:00October 20th, 2017|Brain Science|

Devices that transmit continuous electrical impulses are well known to people fitted with pacemakers, and to patients with Parkinson's disease for whom such gadgets help reduce tremors. There is no similar device to benefit Alzheimer's patients. That’s not my news today. But scientists do believe they’ve found a novel technique that will help them. It [...]

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