Artificial Intelligence Test Measures Language Skills to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Doctors agree that early diagnosis can have a positive impact on the course of almost every disease, and Alzheimer’s is no different. There’s a new study that points to the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict whether a person will go on to develop [...]

The Link Between the Air You Breathe 
and Alzheimer’s

By |January 1st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Evidence has been building for years that air pollution increases the risk of heart and respiratory diseases and reduces lifespan, but much less is known about how it impacts the brain. That’s changing. Now, two new studies reveal deeply troubling evidence of the effects of [...]

Popular Game Helps Stave Off Dementia

By |December 28th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Numerous studies show that so-called “brain games” may help people fight off dementia by improving cognitive function, and maintaining overall brain health. One review published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics in 2016, shows that mentally stimulating leisure activities can help sharpen thinking skills that tend [...]

Could This New Drug Make Old Brains Sharp Again?

By |December 25th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

Researchers in California claim they’ve stumbled onto a potential new way to treat old, slow-thinking brains and make them behave like quick young ones. The experimental drug was discovered mostly by chance while researchers were combing through 100,000 different molecules to see if any had [...]

Boost Your Memory with This Winter Beverage

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Here’s some positive news you can raise a toast to during this chilly winter season. According to new research, drinking hot chocolate may help make you become a smarter and faster thinker—whether you’re experiencing cognitive decline or not. The benefits boil down to the flavanols [...]

How to Preserve Your Memory After Surgery

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It's quite normal to feel anxious before "going under the knife." Surgery, especially major surgery, is daunting for anyone at any age. But even if all goes well and you’re expected to make a full physical recovery, there's one problem that can present itself after [...]

Japanese Dietary Staple Helps Retain Memories

By |December 11th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Alzheimer's happens when there’s damage to the brain's gray matter. But deeper parts of the brain, where white matter is located, can also suffer damage that leads to cognitive decline and dementia. Doctors recommend keeping blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol under control to protect [...]

Why the Blood-Brain Barrier May Hold the Key to Preventing & Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

By |December 7th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

As I've often pointed out, many researchers and drug companies who investigate brain health have been obsessed with eliminating the misshapen proteins – called amyloid and tau – that collect in the brains of some Alzheimer's sufferers. Yet, as I’ve also said before, those studies [...]

Energy Drink May Hold Key to Alzheimer’s Treatment

By |December 4th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

The market for energy drinks has exploded in the last decade. Promoted by sports stars, these drinks are said to not merely boost energy, but improve physical function and supply mental focus, too. The leading brand may even "give you wings," their marketing tells us. [...]

Can One “Yucky” Medical Procedure Restore Cognitive Function?

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

One neurologist -- renowned for helping people with dementia and other neurological disorders -- says restoring the gut is the key to restoring memory. David Perlmutter, M.D. is well known to most of our readers, so I sit up and take notice when he says [...]

New Tongue Stimulation Device Relieves Tinnitus

By |November 27th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For many people, tinnitus is a disturbing ringing sound, while for others it’s a buzzing, hissing, chirping or even roaring in the ears.1 Not surprisingly, many tinnitus sufferers also find it hard to focus and experience fatigue and anxiety as well. Psychological interventions may lessen [...]

The Great Outdoors is also the Great Memory Booster

By |November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Some say I’m a broken record when it comes to preaching the health benefits of getting outside for a daily walk. Regular exercise is one of the pillars of optimum health, but, until now, I didn't realize how vital the "outside" part of my walk [...]

How to Instantly Improve Your Memory and Creativity Without Lifting a Finger

By |November 20th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Someone just gave you a phone number to remember, and you don’t have a pen with you. What do you do? We all have to remember a thousand different things from passwords to how to navigate our smart phones, but it’s not easy in an [...]

Is This the Reason Why so Many Drugs Have Failed to Beat Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Brain Science|

For more than a decade now researchers have tried to “cure” Alzheimer’s disease by clearing away beta amyloid plaques and tau proteins with drugs. But, as we’ve reported repeatedly in this newsletter, clinical trials on these drug therapies have shown that eliminating the proteins does [...]

Researchers Say One Single Unifying Theory May Explain Alzheimer’s

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Scientists have focused on amyloid beta plaques as the primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease for more than 25 years. Readers of this publication know I tossed the theory out a long time ago. For one thing, autopsies reveal that quite a few people who died [...]

How Icy Water Can Prevent– Even Reverse– Dementia

By |November 9th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Scientists are a mostly conservative bunch, shunning anything theatrical. But Professor Giovanna Mallucci made an exception on a cold October morning when she stood in front of an audience of swimmers and shivering BBC reporters at an unheated, open air pool in London. She chose [...]

New Vision Test May Spot Alzheimer’s Before Your Memory Slips

By |November 6th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For years, a few brain researchers have been looking into a non-invasive method to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms begin. They’re focused on the only part of the brain that’s visible without using complicated imaging techniques like X-rays or drilling open the skull. They’re looking [...]

Sharpen Your Memory with One Easy Technique

By |November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

If you want to boost your ability to learn new things and remember important information, studies show there’s one quick and easy way to do that. Researchers have found that if we take notes by hand, writing them out the old fashioned way, we can [...]

Millions Suffer from Common Sleep Disorder Now Linked to Alzheimer’s

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

All of us have experienced foggy thinking from a bad night’s sleep. But for some, chronic poor sleep can be a brain health disaster. What’s more, neuroscientists recently confirmed that millions of poor sleepers suffer from a common and often undiagnosed condition that dramatically increases [...]

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