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Lift This “Fog” to Reverse Dementia

By |2020-02-14T09:34:54+00:00February 14th, 2020|Brain Science|

While the vast majority of scientists focus their Alzheimer’s research efforts on banishing plaque from the brain, others are looking at different ways to prevent and reverse dementia. One alternative is to target another factor linked to the disease -- brain inflammation. By stopping inflammation in its tracks, scientists found they were able to reverse [...]

Is Your Smartphone Compromising Your Brain?

By |2020-02-07T10:11:59+00:00February 7th, 2020|Brain Science|

We are living in a smartphone world. Take a look around. Almost everywhere you go, folks are staring at their phones like zombies. These little devices are obviously addictive. And too many people can’t seem to put them down or stop peering at their screens. The problem with this obsession goes beyond the social and [...]

Can Traditional Games Preserve Memory and Thinking Speed?

By |2020-02-03T01:04:40+00:00January 31st, 2020|Brain Science|

In the last few years, there’s been a lot of buzz about improving your mind and memory through playing games, and a few enterprising companies have cashed in with various computer games to give your brain a workout. They purport to keep you mentally fit and prevent cognitive decline. Studies have confirmed that some of [...]

How “Memory Style” Impacts Your Dementia Risk

By |2020-01-27T10:29:19+00:00January 27th, 2020|Brain Science|

There are scores of studies exploring the roots of dementia; why some folks get it and others don’t, and what lifestyle advice we can glean from this data. Now here’s a new factor: Some of the latest research reveals that each of us have different memory styles, and these memory styles might impact our memory [...]

“The Wonder Drug of Neurology”

By |2019-12-30T07:48:32+00:00December 30th, 2019|Brain Science|

To keep our memory and learning abilities strong we need an abundance of dendrites on our brain cells. Good sized dendritic networks indicate a healthy, well-functioning brain. Disrupted dendrite growth is seen in the brains of people with autism and schizophrenia. So it’s pretty clear which kind of network you want. If we can promote [...]

Does a Colombian Woman Hold the Key to an Alzheimer’s Cure?

By |2019-12-20T15:20:16+00:00December 20th, 2019|Brain Science|

Some people have the misfortune of experiencing a rare mutation in a gene called presenelin 1, which causes early memory loss. Presenelin 1 triggers memory loss in people as young as 40 and develops into full blown Alzheimer's by the late 40s, inflicting death by age 60, or thereabouts. Scientists discovered the group of people [...]

A Single Head Injury Sparks Lasting Brain Damage

By |2019-12-16T15:33:22+00:00December 16th, 2019|Brain Science|

I don’t think a lot of people are aware of what a major factor head injuries are in making you susceptible to dementia. The public probably has some awareness of the problem because it’s now known that pro football players – and even high school and college athletes – can get dementia decades later because [...]

Reduce Your Risk of Dementia 45% with a Brain Game

By |2019-11-26T06:58:20+00:00November 25th, 2019|Brain Science|

Your thinking may slow down as you get older, but just as exercise can work wonders for your physical health, a regular workout can boost your brain, too. In fact, the latest research reveals mental exercise heightens memory so much, seniors can go head to head with those 50 years their junior in mental recall. [...]

A Fun Way to Make Your Neural Connections Less “Fuzzy”

By |2019-11-23T06:08:25+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Brain Science|

If you want a brain that quickly learns new information, remembers things easily and helps you cope with the problems of daily life, you need a well-connected brain. What do I mean by that? I mean the brain's neurons need to arrange themselves in a wide variety of neural networks linked up for quick communication [...]

A Devastating Yet Overlooked Symptom of Dementia

By |2019-10-21T11:58:30+00:00October 21st, 2019|Brain Science|

A single symptom affects a high proportion of patients with all forms of dementia. In fact, it's been described as the most common neuropsychiatric symptom of dementia, with a bigger impact on function than memory loss. Apathy – meaning a lack of motivation or loss of initiative – can be an early warning sign and [...]

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