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The Easiest, Healthiest Way To Sharpen Memory

By |2023-08-14T08:54:31-04:00August 14th, 2023|Brain Health|

For decades researchers have believed that when you’re walking and doing another task, both tasks suffer. But the latest research shows that’s not always the case. What’s more, some fascinating science reveals that some people actually improve their cognitive function while walking. And, interestingly, researchers believe that these are the people who go on to [...]

The Impact Of Stress On Your Brain Can Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

By |2023-08-11T08:25:29-04:00August 11th, 2023|Brain Health|

Lately, we’ve sounded like a broken record when it comes to the link between physical and emotional stress and memory loss. For instance, we recently reported on an important study out of Australia that found high stress hormone levels linked to memory loss.1 Later, we investigated other research that found people with higher levels of [...]

Eliminate The Negative And Heal Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

By |2023-08-08T15:15:47-04:00August 8th, 2023|Brain Health|

For some people the thought of getting older fills them with a sense of dread. They’re worried about experiencing illness or loneliness. While others welcome the end of their working life and celebrate the newfound freedom to engage in hobbies, travel, and new adventures. The attitude you have about aging and the approach you choose [...]

Researchers Discover New Ways Music Can Sharpen Your Memory

By |2023-08-07T09:17:49-04:00August 7th, 2023|Brain Health|

In the past few years, we’ve reported discoveries about how engaging in musical activities like singing, learning to play a musical instrument, and even simply listening to your favorite songs can improve the health of your brain and reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. And the research field into the link between music and [...]

How The Way You Drive Can Predict Dementia

By |2023-08-04T09:22:47-04:00August 4th, 2023|Brain Health|

We don’t need to drive for long before it becomes second nature. This conceals the fact that it’s a highly intricate activity that utilizes both sides of the brain and all four brain lobes. This means tiny changes in our driving ability we wouldn’t be aware of could reflect future cognitive decline. If you can [...]

Putting A Gene Under “House Arrest” Curtails Two Devastating Brain Diseases

By |2023-07-25T10:52:20-04:00July 25th, 2023|Brain Health|

A “world leading” group of British scientists have created a groundbreaking approach to prevent the development of inherited forms of Lou Gehrig’s disease and frontotemporal dementia, a form of dementia that hit the headlines recently after Die Hard actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with it. Although the research is still at an early stage, the [...]

Do You Talk To Yourself? You Should If You Want To Improve Your Focus, Mood And Memory

By |2023-07-21T13:49:47-04:00July 21st, 2023|Brain Health|

Ever find yourself talking to yourself and feel embarrassed by it? Well, research into so-called “self-talk” shows that this sort of self-imposed lecturing can actually be good for you. If you do it the right way. Lately, a growing number of medical researchers have become focused on how to put self-talk to work to help [...]

Are Obesity And Alzheimer’s Related?

By |2023-07-21T16:03:34-04:00July 17th, 2023|Brain Health|

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. But new research shows there may be more to the link between having a higher percentage of body fat and developing dementia. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are pointing to genes. Here's the story and how you can use [...]

Snoring: Can Sleep Apnea Cause Memory Loss?

By |2023-07-21T16:04:49-04:00July 14th, 2023|Brain Health|

If you or your partner snore, you already know how common and disruptive this condition can be. Your lost hours of sleep… your dry throat… and your endless fatigue are all enough to drive you mad. But, as we first reported three years ago, these problems could be the least of your worries. That's because [...]

Does Surfing The Internet Reduce Your Risk of Dementia?

By |2023-07-21T16:05:33-04:00July 11th, 2023|Brain Health|

Are you someone who worries that all of that online screen time is turning your memory to mush? Well, we've got some good news. Whether it’s emailing an old friend or researching a travel destination you’ve been daydreaming about, a new study suggests that routine internet use may offer some surprising brain health benefits, including [...]

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