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

By |2021-01-04T12:38:32+00:00January 4th, 2021|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 disease. This method involves using AI to measure simple [...]

The Link Between the Air You Breathe 
and Alzheimer’s

By |2021-01-01T11:27:58+00:00January 1st, 2021|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 air pollution on the brain. Not only does air pollution [...]

Popular Game Helps Stave Off Dementia

By |2020-12-28T11:14:52+00:00December 28th, 2020|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 to wane with age.1 Creative outlets like learning a new [...]

Could This New Drug Make Old Brains Sharp Again?

By |2020-12-25T14:19:00+00:00December 25th, 2020|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 beneficial effects. Tests of this drug show that a very [...]

Boost Your Memory with This Winter Beverage

By |2020-12-21T13:03:55+00:00December 21st, 2020|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 that dwell in each yummy cup of cocoa. Cocoa flavanols [...]

Banishing Brain Fog

By |2020-12-18T14:16:35+00:00December 18th, 2020|Brain Science|

When brain fog leaves you feeling sluggish and unfocused a large part of the time it can make you irritable, disorganized, anxious and fatigued. In fact, it can make for a very low quality of life. Unfortunately, research into brain fog shows that the older you get, the more you’re at risk for this crippling [...]

How to Preserve Your Memory After Surgery

By |2020-12-14T10:18:47+00:00December 14th, 2020|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 surgery, particularly in older folks. I’m talking about post-operative delirium. [...]

Japanese Dietary Staple Helps Retain Memories

By |2020-12-11T12:34:18+00:00December 11th, 2020|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 white matter, but there's an alternative no orthodox physician seems [...]

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

By |2020-12-07T15:02:17+00:00December 7th, 2020|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 show time and again that doing away with these proteins, [...]

Energy Drink May Hold Key to Alzheimer’s Treatment

By |2020-12-04T11:08:00+00:00December 4th, 2020|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. Whether these caffeinated beverages do any of these things is [...]

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