If You Take Only Three Brain Supplements, Make Sure This is One of Them

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

Many nutrients play their part in lowering the risk of Alzheimer's, but one in particular stands out in importance. Yet only one American adult out of every nine meets the recommended “Adequate Intake.” Not only is this nutrient vital for sustaining good mental health, it's [...]

A Leaky Brain Could be The Chief Culprit in Alzheimer’s

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

Unhealthy blood vessels in the brain are found in half of all cases of dementia worldwide. The damage is blamed on the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier with aging. The BBB, as you may know, keeps foreign matter and too-large molecules from passing from the [...]

Do Brain Games Prevent Dementia or is it a Myth?

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

Many older adults are trying to slow down memory and cognitive loss by stimulating their brains with teasers, crossword puzzles, or Sudoku. Some even take up cognitive training programs. One such lady said to her doctor: "Every day I'm doing everything I can to stop [...]

A Pill with the Benefits of Exercise (Really!)

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Exercise is an effective tool to ward off Alzheimer's. You probably won’t hear it from your conventional doctor, but it’s widely known among those of us who have looked into the burgeoning field of alternative treatments for dementia. But. . .I’m the last person on [...]

‘Giving Something Back’ Improves Mental Health

By |January 25th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

To feel valued and wanted and to make a contribution to others is a basic human need. But after people retire, the loss of social connections can harm the mind and body. There's a simple answer to this problem that really does boost mental health [...]

This Surprising Nutrient Could be the Most Important for Brain Health

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|

If you want your brain to be at its best from now until a ripe old age, there’s one crucial nutrient that may be the most vital. For years everyone – including me – has thought of it as an eye supplement. And that’s true, [...]

Dangerous Dreamers Risk Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

Comedian Mike Birbiglia nearly died when he jumped out of a hotel window. Retired grocer Donald Dorff slammed hard into his bedroom dresser. Brian Thomas from Wales strangled his wife to death. These three men all had one thing in common. They were suffering from [...]

Doctors Could be Transmitting Alzheimer’s to Their Patients

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Brain Science|

A leading UK neuroscientist has issued a warning that neurosurgical instruments could be contaminated. He also advises monitoring blood donated by people over 60 years of age. His concerns center on the possible transmission of Alzheimer's disease to patients during certain medical procedures. He is [...]

The Appendix May Contribute to a Major Brain Problem

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Natural Health|

In their search for a therapy that can stave off brain issues like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, researchers have performed a staggering variety of tests, scans, examinations and experiments on brain tissue. And they haven’t made much progress in figuring out functionally what happens in [...]

Tests for Dementia Not Fit For Purpose

By |December 31st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

It's natural to assume medical tests are valid and precise. But in reality, few meet these criteria. Even if the test is accurate, mistakes can arise in the way it was executed, in calibration of equipment, specimen handling, and so forth. This can lead to [...]

Best Type of Exercise for Fighting Dementia is Also Easy

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

More than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. What’s more, experts predict that these numbers will only increase in coming years. In spite of these troubling statistics, there’s hopeful news because researchers now believe that wise lifestyle choices can prevent many cases. [...]

Use Brain Waves to Improve Your Memory and Ease Pain

By |December 24th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

I’m sure that if you’ve watched a sporting event on TV or gone to a game, you’ve seen the fans in the stands do “the wave” – standing up and sitting down in a coordinated way that sends a wave around the ballpark. Well, scientists [...]

Both New Technology and Practical Tips Can Tell Us Who’s Lying

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

Pity poor Pinocchio. The wooden boy of legend always had to tell the truth – otherwise his nose would grow longer and give away the fact that he was lying. Well, soon we may all be living in a world where our bodies will betray [...]

What Winter Does to Your Brain

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Everyone knows that winter is the flu season, and many of us also know it’s the time of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression brought on by lack of sunlight. Other issues aggravated by the winter months include asthma, cold sores, painful joints, [...]

This Trick Helps Us Remember Things We Didn’t Know We’d Seen

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Brain Science|

The brain benefits of sleep are becoming more apparent every year. Seven or eight hours of deep, restorative sleep helps regulate mood, boost learning, solve problems and preserve memory. But some people also like to enjoy a mid-day nap. And this, too, has been shown [...]

High Blood Sugar is a Four-Alarm Fire For Your Brain

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

The link between diabetes and all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's, is now well established. The greater the blood sugar instability, the higher the risk for dementia, with type 1 insulin-dependent diabetics having the biggest Alzheimer's risk – four times that of people who don’t [...]

New Test Predicts Future Dementia (But Not Everyone Wants to Know)

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Natural Health|

Your doctor completes the short procedure and gives you the unwelcome news: You are at high risk of developing a devastating neurological disease ten years down the road. This scenario could soon become a reality, because a new way has been found to predict if [...]

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