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 [...]

Women bear Alzheimer’s burden; researchers are trying to discover why

By | 2018-07-23T10:57:54-04:00 July 23rd, 2018|Anti-Aging, Brain Health, Breaking Health News, Health News, Tips & Research, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN Updated 9:03 AM ET, Mon July 23, 2018Source: CNN   Story highlights Dementia is one of the top 10 causes of death for women worldwide Researchers are looking at factors within a woman's life that could contribute (CNN)At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago this week, researchers are exploring biological and social differences that might explain why more women than men develop Alzheimer's and other types [...]

Alzheimer’s link to herpes virus in brain, say scientists

By | 2018-07-19T14:01:10-04:00 July 19th, 2018|Brain Health, Health News, Tips & Research, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|   Research reveals strains of virus more abundant in brains with early stage of disease, though uncertainly whether virus is a trigger or a symptom Hannah DevlinLast modified on Thu 21 Jun 2018 13.50 EDT Research reveals strains of virus more abundant in brains with early stage of disease, though uncertainly whether virus is a trigger or a symptom The presence of viruses in the brain has been linked to [...]

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues

By | 2018-07-18T09:14:58-04:00 July 16th, 2018|Anti-Aging, Brain Health, Diet & Excercise, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

By Steven Reinberg FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they are experiencing thinking declines. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noticing a decline in your mental abilities ("cognitive decline") is one of the earliest signs of [...]

Some Antidepressants Linked to Dementia Risk

By | 2018-04-26T09:25:32-04:00 April 26th, 2018|Brain Health, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

Scientists say doctors should consider weaning patients with depression, Parkinsons or bladder problems off anticholinergic drugs Sarah Boseley Health editor Wed 25 Apr 2018 Some antidepressants and bladder medicines could be linked to dementia, according to a team of scientists who are calling for doctors to think about “de-prescribing” them where possible. Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, which are also prescribed for pain and to help with sleeping, and one of the [...]

South Asian herb dubbed ‘smart weed’

By | 2018-03-23T12:28:10-04:00 March 14th, 2018|Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

By Chris Kilham Published February 26, 2017 In a field not too far from the famous Batu caves outside of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, a group of us inspect a verdant and fragrant crop of kesum, a popular herb used in traditional Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cookery, sometimes as a curry seasoning, and sometimes as an ulam, a green salad vegetable. We are observing about 6 acres of the herb, growing like paddy [...]

Alzheimer’s Facts 2017

By | 2017-11-22T20:09:42-05:00 August 11th, 2017|FRONT PAGE, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

PREVALENCE The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. Of the estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2017, an estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 and have younger-onset Alzheimer's. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer's [...]

Stay Mentally and Socially Active!

By | 2017-08-11T13:11:08-04:00 August 11th, 2017|Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

Embrace lifestyle habits that improve your overall health, such as exercising, consuming a nutritious diet — and staying cognitively and socially active. Science suggests these may support brain health as well. It’s never too late to make changes to achieve a healthier lifestyle — or too early to start. Mental activities Mentally challenging activities, such as learning a new skill, adopting a new hobby or engaging in formal education, may have [...]

Adopt A Healthy Diet!

By | 2017-11-22T19:37:53-05:00 August 11th, 2017|FRONT PAGE, Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

Eating a heart-healthy diet benefits both your body and your brain. In general, this is a diet that is lower in saturated fats. Research in the area of the relationship between diet and cognitive functioning is somewhat limited, but it does point to the benefits of two diets in particular: the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet. These diets can help reduce heart disease and may [...]

Stay Physically Active!

By | 2017-08-11T12:58:19-04:00 August 11th, 2017|Healthy Brain and Mental Fitness|

Physical activity is a valuable part of any overall body wellness plan and is associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline. If it’s safe for you, engage in cardiovascular exercise to elevate your heart rate. This will increase the blood flow to your brain and body, providing additional nourishment while reducing potential dementia risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.   Physical activities Consider physical activities [...]

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