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Discover Your Risk of Dementia by Feeling Your Wrist

By |January 28th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

A high resting heart rate puts you at greater risk of coronary heart disease, abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure and stroke. These same conditions are also linked to dementia. So, does it follow that a rapid pulse leads to a greater dementia risk, too? And [...]

Do You Live a Memory-Saving Lifestyle? Here’s How to Find Out…

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Lifestyle|

The science is clear that healthy lifestyle choices can prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia. Now researchers are assessing whether a simple lifestyle scoring system could identify areas where people can make positive changes in their daily lives that can help them [...]

Is “Normal” Blood Pressure Making Your Brain Age Faster?

By |January 21st, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

When researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) examined the consequences of high blood pressure, which occurs in about one out of every three people, they discovered that it might make your brain age more quickly. But that’s not all. It turns out that even [...]

Worried About Alzheimer’s? This At-Home Test Can Assess Your Memory

By |January 17th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Occasional forgetfulness and delay in remembering a person’s name can be part of the natural process of aging. But when memory problems begin to interfere with normal daily life, it may be a sign of cognitive decline related to Alzheimer’s disease. Still, it’s hard to [...]

Live Purposefully and Save Your Memory

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

A study that examined how well hundreds of people remember events in their lives demonstrates that individuals who view their daily routines with a sense of purpose possess a stronger memory over time. So, it looks like if you want to improve your mental recall, [...]

Good News: These Cognitive Skills Get Better with Age

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Remembering new information or learning a new skill gets harder as we get older, but thankfully, some brain functions don’t head south over time. The good news is the cognitive skills that we use every day, such as understanding and using language, are usually well [...]

Prevent Alzheimer’s with a Water Pill?

By |January 7th, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Drugs licensed for specific medical conditions are often found to be valuable in treating other health conditions. This is sometimes called “off label” use. There are a surprising number of drugs in this category, including a common water pill that’s prescribed to heart patients. The [...]

Listening to Your Favorite Songs Does Your Brain a Favor

By |January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Natural Health|

Years ago, the comedian Bob Hope used the song “Thanks for the Memories” as his theme song. Now, brain researchers are humming a similar tune. Because it turns out that listening to old, familiar songs is not only soothing, but it could also improve brain [...]

Can Your Personality Give You Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |December 31st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Since Alzheimer’s disease is known to cause structural changes within the brain well before the first symptoms of memory loss appear, the disease can also result in changes to one’s personality. But researchers have long wondered, can it also happen the other way around? Can [...]

Is a Powerful Treatment for Cancer Hiding in Your Brain?

By |December 27th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Scientists who study how the brain can influence the growth of cancer have become convinced that brain cells hold a cure for the disease. This belief stems from studies that reveal how the brain’s links to the body through the nervous system can stimulate the [...]

Coffee Drinking Linked to a Healthier Memory

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Isn’t it nice when a study comes along that supports a common daily habit that was long regarded as an unhealthy vice? Such is the case with a study published recently on the brain health benefits of coffee drinking.1 While we all know that a [...]

A Single Drop of Blood Reveals Dementia Five Years In Advance

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

There’s another new test on the horizon that claims to help diagnose cognitive decline in its earliest stages, before severe memory loss takes hold. This minimally invasive, inexpensive blood test was developed by a pioneering team of researchers in Germany. Unlike other diagnostic tests, it’s [...]

Revolutionary Drug Designed to Heal Brain, Might Reverse Alzheimer’s

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

No drug has ever been approved for nerve repair, but that may be about to change thanks to groundbreaking research by prize-winning scientist Jerry Silver. His discovery, NVG-291, has been thirty years in development and shows considerable promise in the treatment of nerve damage. If [...]

When Memory-Damaging Toxins Come from Your Own Body

By |December 10th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

As we get older, our brain faces new challenges in defending against toxins. There are well-known toxins such as industrial pollutants in the air we breathe and the water we drink that compromise the brain's neurons and affect memory—but these are only the beginning. Now [...]

What Your Blood Sugar Reveals About Your Memory Health

By |December 6th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Sadly, type-2 diabetes is more prevalent than ever in our society due to increasing rates of obesity, inactivity, stress, as well as an aging population. It’s long been known that diabetes increases your risk of stroke, kidney failure, vascular damage, and heart disease.1 But science [...]

Is Depression an Early Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

The number of adults suffering from symptoms of depression has skyrocketed during the pandemic and remained high. This is disturbing because depression is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia (among other things). What’s more, these explosive levels of depression spare no age group. [...]

Does COVID-19 Steal Your Intelligence?

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Recovery from COVID-19 will be different for everyone. But whether a person makes a speedy recovery or suffers with long COVID, a new study has uncovered something alarming that can affect anyone who has contracted the virus. Having COVID-19 may age your memory and intelligence [...]

Those Pounds Around Your Waistline Can Hurt Your Brain

By |November 26th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

For quite a while now, researchers have known that the extra pounds most of us carry around our waistlines can contribute to harmful inflammation that increases the risk for heart disease and cancer. But now the most recent investigations into this type of fat also [...]

Memory-Sharpening Benefits of a Beginner’s Mind

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

When was the last time you tried something new that was totally out of your comfort zone? Perhaps it was flailing around the pickleball court with a friend. Or that ceramics class you took, even though you’re a self-described “non-creative.” Whatever the new pursuit, there’s [...]

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