It’s No Longer a Theory – Inflammation is Proven to Grow Brain Plaques

By |2020-09-21T10:25:10+00:00September 21st, 2020|Brain Science|

Beta amyloid plaques and tau tangles are well known hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. But over the last decade, a third hallmark has emerged – a more significant one in my opinion: the presence of a sustained inflammatory immune response in the brain. The relentless activation of immune cells is linked to amyloid and tau plaque [...]

Dousing Chronic Brain Inflammation that Leads to Alzheimer’s

By |2020-08-24T12:42:50+00:00August 24th, 2020|Brain Science|

I’ve often discussed the fact that research into Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia has increasingly shown how inflammation in the brain wreaks havoc on your memory. The new attention on brain inflammation has put medical researchers into a fast and furious mode as they try to figure out exactly when and how inflammatory [...]

Century-Old Natural Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s & Brain Aging

By |2020-08-17T12:39:47+00:00August 17th, 2020|Brain Science|

Mary was only 58 years old, yet her cognitive abilities had already declined to the point of someone many years older, and any hope for Mary regaining her memory or maintaining independence was slim. So, with nothing to lose, two clinicians suggested a therapy that's FDA-approved for various health conditions, but not for treating Alzheimer's. [...]

Space Travel Damages the Brain (This Finding Could Lead to New Answers for Dementia)

By |2020-05-04T13:23:35+00:00May 4th, 2020|Brain Science|

Before astronauts are allowed to travel to Mars, scientists say they need to understand the impact of extended space flight on the body. Up until now, few men or women have remained in space long enough to know how the body would respond to a journey of nine months or longer. But a new study [...]

Strong-Willed People Have a Stronger Memory

By |2020-04-17T13:02:26+00:00April 17th, 2020|Brain Science|

The husband of the Queen of England, Prince Philip, is known to be a blunt character with no interest in political correctness. As you can imagine, he's caused much embarrassment to the royal household through the years. Among his most colorful statements you’ll find these: To a teenager who wanted to go into space, Prince [...]

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 [...]

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