By | 2019-04-30T20:58:34-04:00 April 30th, 2019|Brain Health, Breaking Health News, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

BY PATRICK LEWIS AND ALASTAIR NOYCE ON 4/29/19 Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson’s disease suggest that these might be the early signs of changes in the brain that mean you are at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s. When people talk about Parkinson’s disease, the image that most often comes to mind is of an elderly [...]

Mediterranean diet nutrients tied with healthy brain aging

By | 2018-12-26T10:10:07-05:00 December 26th, 2018|Brain Health, Diet & Excercise|

Mediterranean diet nutrients tied with healthy brain aging Published Friday 21 December 2018 By Catharine Paddock PhD Fact checked by Jasmin Collier A recent study has uncovered further evidence of an association between diet and healthy brain aging. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can promote healthy brain aging. It found links between blood markers of certain nutrients in the Mediterranean diet and mental performance and brain connectivity in older adults. Previous research [...]

Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss

By | 2018-11-29T10:48:37-05:00 November 29th, 2018|Brain Health|

Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss Published Friday 23 November 2018 By Catharine Paddock PhD Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Men who follow a healthful diet could be protecting their brains, according to a new study that tracked a large group of men for more than 2 decades. Leafy greens and red and orange vegetables correlated with reduced memory loss in a new study. Researchers from the [...]

Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic

By | 2018-11-21T10:19:12-05:00 November 21st, 2018|Brain Health, Diet & Excercise|

Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic Published Monday 19 November 2018 By Catharine Paddock PhD Fact checked by Paula Field Exercises that build strength can benefit the heart more than aerobic activities, such as walking and cycling, according to recent research. New research suggests that strength training is the best exercise for heart health. A survey of 4,000 adults revealed that static activity, such as strength training, had stronger links [...]

High levels of ‘stress hormone’ cortisol linked to impaired memory

By | 2018-11-07T10:19:58-05:00 November 7th, 2018|Brain Health|

High levels of ‘stress hormone’ cortisol linked to impaired memory By Susan Perry | 10/29/2018 Middle-aged people who have higher-than-average levels of cortisol — a hormone linked to stress — circulating in their bodies tend to perform worse on memory and other cognitive tasks than their peers with average levels of the hormone, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Higher levels of cortisol were also associated with less volume in certain areas of [...]

New Report Finds Links Between ‘Mental Well-Being’ and Brain Health

By | 2018-10-17T10:17:30-04:00 October 17th, 2018|Brain Health|

Positivity and optimism might protect against cognitive decline, reports AARP's Global Council on Brain Health by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, October 10, 2018 | Comments: 5 GETTY IMAGES Want to boost your brain health? Try getting happy, suggests a new report from AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health, which looks at how mental well-being — comprised of things such as your mood or outlook — can affect aspects of cognition as varied [...]

Irregular Heartbeat May Raise Dementia Risk, But You Can Do Something About It

By | 2018-10-17T10:08:24-04:00 October 17th, 2018|Brain Health|

Researchers say atrial defibrillation can cause a decline in memory skills, but taking blood thinners may help. Atrial defibrillation is when the heart’s normal rhythm is out of sync. Getty Images A new study on the link between atrial fibrillation and dementia illustrates the complex relationship between strong drugs that come with serious potential side effects and the chance for improvement they offer an ailing patient. People with a kind of [...]

What You Can Do Today to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-09-25T11:16:08-04:00 September 25th, 2018|Brain Health|

Caitlin Flynn 2 days ago "Much research suggests that Alzheimer's disease can be prevented or at least delayed in onset," Dr. Morton Tavel, a physician and clinical professor emeritus of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, tells SheKnows. "Happily, simple lifestyle choices can make the biggest difference, allowing us to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 35 percent or more." The best news is that [...]

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

By | 2018-09-25T11:04:23-04:00 September 25th, 2018|Brain Health, Diet & Excercise|

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person's memory, new Japanese research suggests. How little? The small study involved 36 healthy college-aged men and women and found that just 10 minutes of relaxed cycling on a stationary bike was all it took to improve recall during memory testing conducted right afterwards. Why? Brain scans on 16 [...]

Alzheimer’s burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

By | 2018-09-25T10:56:27-04:00 September 25th, 2018|Brain Health|

By Ana Sandoiu Fact checked by Jasmin Collier A report newly published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the burden of Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia in the United States will double by the year 2060.   About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of [...]

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