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Friends and Neighbors Can Help You Retain Your Memory

By |2020-04-03T16:04:25+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Natural Health|

To stave off memory decline we need to keep the brain stimulated. That's why neurologists recommend playing number games and other brain games, learning a new language, learning how to dance, or learning how to play a musical instrument. But "use it or lose it" doesn't only include mental stimulation, as two new studies make [...]

“The World’s Best Brain Sport”

By |2020-03-30T12:48:27+00:00March 30th, 2020|Natural Health|

There's no game to match this one for combining both mental and physical stimulation. It's also fun to play and a great social activity that almost anyone can undertake. Not to mention, this sport is affordable (unlike golf), so it’s no wonder that it's growing more popular. I’m talking about ping pong, or table tennis. [...]

Good News About the Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

By |2020-03-28T02:36:53+00:00March 27th, 2020|Natural Health|

Many people see hearing loss as a normal part of aging. There’s a good reason for this. Age-related hearing loss, or presbycusis, is one of the most common health conditions affecting older adults. Tens of millions of people worldwide are affected. In the United States, as many as one person out of every three over [...]

Your Risk for Alzheimer’s May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

By |2020-03-23T05:14:11+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Natural Health|

For quite a while, researchers have been searching for ways to accurately predict your chance of developing Alzheimer's disease or one of the other forms of memory-robbing dementia. The idea is that the sooner you know your brain is in danger, the more motivated you might be to make lifestyle changes to shore up your [...]

New Research Investigates Headache’s Link to Dementia

By |2020-03-20T13:02:30+00:00March 20th, 2020|Natural Health|

Nearly every adult has one occasionally, but one person in twenty suffers from one almost daily. In fact, headache is one of the most common complaints medical professionals report seeing in their offices and hospital rooms. The vast majority of patients have no known underlying cause, so doctors generally say not to worry as they [...]

Does Retiring Help Your Memory or Hurt it?

By |2020-03-16T22:39:35+00:00March 16th, 2020|Natural Health|

Are you looking forward to the time when you can putter around in the garden, amble across the golf links, take long-awaited vacations – or just sleep late? Retirement can certainly bring great rewards, but if you don’t watch out, it can come at a heavy price. The lack of regular stimulation that employment can [...]

Do the Downward Dog for Your Brain

By |2020-03-13T07:49:36+00:00March 13th, 2020|Natural Health|

Health and wellness experts have long espoused the virtues of yoga, and for good reason. The most obvious benefits include better flexibility and mobility, as well as stress reduction. Plus, a review of studies published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that practicing yoga could help reduce the risk of heart disease just [...]

Beat Stress with Breakthrough Wearable Technology

By |2020-02-28T07:02:04+00:00February 28th, 2020|Natural Health|

Meditation. Biofeedback. Deep breathing. Yoga. All are extremely valuable tools for combating chronic stress. But many busy people aren’t willing to commit the time needed to master these methods. If only there was an easier way to control stress-- one that involves little time or effort. Well now there is. Launched on January 31st, it [...]

Alexa, do I have dementia?

By |2020-02-24T12:47:21+00:00February 24th, 2020|Natural Health|

By now we are all somewhat familiar with the world of voice-activated technology. You can ask your smartphone to find the best highway route, remind you of appointments and even dictate a text. Plus, voice assistance speakers like Alexa, Siri and Google Home have become a common fixture in American homes. One can ask these [...]

Seaweed-Based Drug Approved for Alzheimer’s

By |2020-02-22T03:15:41+00:00February 21st, 2020|Natural Health|

The first prescription drug since 2003 to be approved for Alzheimer's is now available at pharmacies -- but not yet in the United States. Much to the surprise of the global Alzheimer's research community, the remedy, called GV-971, has been given the go-ahead in China following successful trials Will the FDA also give it the [...]

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