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How Listening Can Save Your Memory

By |2021-10-25T07:11:04+00:00October 25th, 2021|Natural Health|

Do you have a valued friend or family member who always has time to lend an ear? Well, count yourself lucky. Not only is it heartwarming to feel heard, but those of us who have a good sounding board may also fare better cognitively as we age. According to a new study published in the [...]

Why Doctors Miss Early-Onset Dementia And the Surprising Symptom That’s a Dead Giveaway…

By |2021-10-22T00:43:20+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Brain Science|

While Alzheimer’s disease is certainly the best-known type of dementia, there are others to be aware of. One is called frontotemporal dementia (FTD), also known as early-onset dementia because it’s usually diagnosed in middle age, between the ages of 45 and 65. While FTD is not as common as Alzheimer’s disease, occuring in ten percent [...]

Want to Improve Your Memory? Do This at Night…

By |2021-10-18T10:01:56+00:00October 18th, 2021|Natural Health|

One of the easiest and most important things you can do to improve your memory and protect against dementia is to go to bed at a regular time every night and sleep well. If you’re a long-time reader of this newsletter, then you’ve likely heard me tout the memory benefits of sleep many times before. [...]

Does COVID Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2021-10-15T05:00:06+00:00October 15th, 2021|Natural Health|

Medical researchers have long been worried about the effects of the coronavirus on the brain and cognitive function. Concern began when people often lost their sense of taste and smell after getting infected with the coronavirus. And since those senses involve brain cell and sensory links to the nose and tongue, it led researchers to [...]

Perfume Ingredient Offers Hope for a Parkinson’s Cure

By |2021-10-11T10:00:23+00:00October 11th, 2021|Natural Health|

It's unlikely you've ever heard of farnesol. But you've probably smelled or tasted it, because it's a compound found in essential oils and is used in candles and incense, perfumes, air fresheners, soaps, and food flavors. Farnesol also has many medicinal uses. And thanks to a new discovery by scientists at Johns Hopkins University, we [...]

Cocktail Party Effect Could be an Early Sign of Dementia

By |2021-10-09T02:00:07+00:00October 8th, 2021|Natural Health|

People who struggle to hear their companions chattering in a bustling restaurant are in good company. Difficulty hearing speech when there's background noise is a common problem for those with age-related hearing loss. And, while there's a plethora of studies that assess whether hearing loss is linked to dementia, not a single reliable one specifically [...]

Surprising Hope Amid Rising Dementia Cases

By |2021-10-04T10:40:41+00:00October 4th, 2021|Natural Health|

There's good news and bad news about dementia. The distressing part is that a brand-new study reveals the number of dementia cases is about to rise dramatically – tripling by the year 2050. But the good news is it could've been a lot worse, and researchers say there’s still hope to curb the rise! Here’s [...]

Dust Off Your Favorite Board Game and Save Your Memory

By |2021-10-01T13:47:23+00:00October 1st, 2021|Brain Science|

Just as challenging the body with weight-bearing exercise makes bones stronger and helps to slow bone loss with aging, challenging the brain with cognitive exercise can make it more resilient and help delay the onset of Alzheimer's. But how much of an effect does it have? How many extra healthy cognitive years will it give [...]

These Bright Colors Lower Your Risk of Cognitive Decline

By |2021-09-27T11:22:20+00:00September 27th, 2021|Natural Health|

Plants are full of pigments that produce the vibrant colors that attract our attention in the fruit and vegetable aisle. This rainbow of hues does more than please the eye. When we eat them they also have numerous health benefits for both the body and the brain. A new study not only demonstrates the powerful [...]

Beat Depression by Staying up All Night

By |2021-09-24T12:03:09+00:00September 24th, 2021|Natural Health|

Many people who suffer with depression also have problems with their circadian rhythm or sleep-wake cycle. As a result, they also have insomnia. Now a novel five-day sleep therapy promises to bring about fast and lasting relief for insomnia and depression. This therapy is less about going to sleep and more about staying awake for [...]

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