Lifestyle vs. Genes: What’s Stronger for Preventing Dementia?

By |July 9th, 2021|Categories: Lifestyle|

If you’re a regular reader of this publication, you know we frequently report on new research regarding the importance of a healthy lifestyle to cognitive health. Now, a new study from China’s Duke Kunshan University provides further evidence that a healthy lifestyle is in fact [...]

Zooming Provides a Protective Cushion Against Dementia

By |July 5th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

With millions forced to work, learn and socialize remotely, the pandemic has been a boon to video conferencing. Many older folks had little choice but to replace their traditional face to face chats by venturing online - possibly for the first time - so they [...]

Toxins You Encounter Everyday May Increase Your Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

By |July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

About a million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease – a brain condition that impairs your ability to move around and causes tremors, balance problems and stiffness along with other difficulties that can impair your memory and intellectual abilities. Although some people are genetically more vulnerable [...]

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough or FDA Mistake?

By |June 28th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

When the FDA convened an independent commission in 2020 to decide whether a new Alzheimer’s drug called Aduhelm (generic name aducanumab) should be approved, ten out of the 11 experts on the commission said "No." As for that eleventh expert? This commission member said the [...]

Scientists Discover New Protein That Causes Alzheimer’s Disease

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

Amyloid and tau proteins have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's, yet frustratingly, their presence can't reliably predict the onset of the disease. The challenge for scientists has been to find a more reliable protein that can act as an early indicator, years [...]

Is Too Much TV Aging Your Brain?

By |June 21st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Spending a lot of time watching television might be relaxing after a long day, but it also leads to brain shrinkage and lower cognitive function. At a recent American Heart Association (AHA) virtual conference, researchers involved in three new studies presented shocking evidence on the [...]

How Acupuncture Can Reshape Your Brain

By |June 18th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical treatment dating back more than 5,000 years, can be controversial. There's no question that acupuncture produces effects that boost people's feelings of wellbeing. However, many modern medical researchers still don’t consider acupuncture as a legitimate medical therapy for the many [...]

Scientists Reveal Surprising Link Between Odor Detection and Memory

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Walk outside, what do you smell? Perhaps it’s the lovely rose bush blooming nearby. Or maybe it’s an unpleasant aroma, such as manure or air pollution. The important part is that your sniffer is still up to snuff. You see, according to some researchers, older [...]

Has a New Cause of Alzheimer’s Been “Swept Under the Rug?”

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

When someone develops Alzheimer's diseases, the brain changes. These changes include more than the growth of telltale plaques. The brain’s cells themselves change, especially their membranes. These membranes lose up to 60 percent of crucial compounds known as plasmalogens. And, according to researchers at Washington [...]

The Brain Change that Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

The latest research points to a new hallmark of Alzheimer's disease that could prove to be far more promising as an early marker of the malady than the often talked about tau tangles and amyloid plaques. Detecting this marker when it first develops could provide [...]

Is This the Most Important Indicator of Dementia Risk?

By |June 4th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Memory researchers have long been searching for early warning signs indicating the development of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. The latest scientific studies are leading them to an unlikely place, or should I say organs… the kidneys. Let’s take a closer look at [...]

Want a Healthy Brain? Look to Your Bones…

By |May 31st, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Years ago I first reported on a startling discovery – one of the most important factors that keeps your brain healthy and your memory intact is a hormone released by your bones. And unless you can support your bones in their task of supplying the [...]

How You Drive Can Predict Dementia

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Driving is a complex task involving multiple cognitive processes. It's also an essential part of people's lives, so it's surprising how little is known about how changes in the brain that come with aging affect our ability to drive. But now, using artificial intelligence and [...]

Money: the secret of good brain health

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Lifestyle|

In the search for a healthy body and brain many folks exercise, improve their diet and try to get more sleep. But research now shows there’s another factor they probably should pay more attention to: Their bank account. Studies on the link between financial health [...]

New Study Reveals Shocking Discovery About Amyloid Plaque and Memory Loss

By |May 21st, 2021|Categories: Brain Science|

For decades Alzheimer’s drugs have been developed to clear amyloid beta plaques from the brain. Yet when it comes to testing these drugs in clinical trials with Alzheimer's patients they’ve failed miserably. A new study suggests a surprising reason why. The research shows that some [...]

Is Your Canned Beverage Causing Memory Loss?

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

For years, experts have argued over how much of a danger aluminum presents to the brain. But one thing that’s not disputed: The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease contain elevated amounts of aluminum.1 The question becomes, is that increase in aluminum a cause or [...]

Spring Cleaning Could Help Save Your Memory

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

While you may not look forward to chores like vacuuming the living room, washing dishes or ironing shirts, a new study suggests you should embrace them. The research shows that these and other household chores will stop your brain from shrinking, and a bigger brain [...]

Do Bad Gums Mean You’ll Have a Bad Memory?

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Looking for yet another reason to take care of those gums and pearly whites? More research linking gum disease with Alzheimer’s disease will have you running to your bathroom for your toothbrush and dental floss in no time flat. What’s the story behind this correlation? [...]

Want a Healthy Brain? Take Care of Your Heart

By |May 7th, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

This won’t be the first time you’ve read news here about the importance of your heart to the health of your brain. Everything from high blood pressure to clogged arteries, diabetes and stroke has been linked to memory loss. Now, researchers are pointing to a [...]

Common Heart Problem Doubles Your Chances of Alzheimer’s

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Natural Health|

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke. In fact, 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. While a stroke often has short-term health consequences for those who survive, such as partial paralysis, inability to speak and memory loss, stroke also presents a [...]

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