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Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest...

People know little about brain health but want to know more

People do not think about their own brain health and are unsure how to maintain it, according to a recent interview study in the Lifebrain project. A healthy brain is essential for general health and wellbeing, and to prevent...

Stand Ahead for Women’s Brain Health

On December 2nd, in support of Women’s Brain Health Day, join thousands of others and take part in the Stand AheadTM Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain health. Did you know…. Almost 70%...

Take a Stand

Headstand (also known as “sirsasana”) is often referred to as the “king” of yoga poses because of its many health benefits. It can be an energizing inversion that strengthens the entire body, particularly the upper...

Best Brain Boosts

We all want our cognitive health span to match our lifespan. Fortunately, there is increasing evidence that dementia is not inevitable and exceptional health into old age is possible. The following are some of the...

Multiple Sclerosis – Why are Women More at Risk?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks myelin, the “insulation” that surrounds and protects nerves in the brain and the spinal cord (i.e. the central nervous system...

Sex Differences in Stroke

Stroke is a significant public health concern, and is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. According to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016), there were 13.7...

High-Intensity Exercise Best for Memory Boost

High-intensity treadmill workouts may not immediately spring to mind when considering a suitable exercise regimen for seniors. But, according to a new study, these workouts can significantly boost memory function by up to 30%. Researchers from...

Brain Drain

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, depression (also known as clinical or major depression) is a mood disorder that will affect one in eight Canadians at some point in their lives. On a global...

Every Bit Counts

It is widely understood that physical activity is important for both physical and cognitive health. But, just how much physical activity, and at what intensity level, is enough to reap the benefits? The Canadian Physical...

Fit young adults have better brain power

Physically fit young adults have healthier white matter in their brains and better thinking skills than young people who are out of shape, according to a large-scale study of the links between...

Is there a test for Alzheimer’s disease?

After spending 30 minutes hunting for your car in a parking lot, or getting lost on a familiar route, have you ever considered asking your doctor for a blood test or brain scan...

Do Brain Games Help Brain Health?

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s power to rewire itself and make new connections in response to learning and stimulation. It’s this ever-changing process in the brain tissue that keeps you sharp—preserving memories and storing knowledge as...

Drinking tea may improve brain health

A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions — and this is associated with healthy cognitive function — compared to non-tea drinkers....

Memory and Attention Difficulties Are Often Part of Normal Life

From young adults to people in their 60s, everyday functioning in today’s world can place high demands on our attention and memory skills. Memory lapses, such as forgetting an appointment, losing our keys, forgetting a distant relative’s...

Medicine ignored women’s health for years — that’s finally changing

Something surprising happened when Edna Haber went to the doctor a few years ago, complaining of dizzy spells and feeling like something was “off.” After a barrage of tests, her charts came back clean,...

5 medical biases against women

From drug trials that only use men to misconceptions about CPR, medicine’s gender inequalities can be matters of life or death. Heart failure  A study last week revealed that women in Australia are less likely than men to...

Extra weight may weaken your brain

Extra pounds and a wider waistline won’t do your brain any favors as you get older, a new study suggests. In fact, obesity appears to accelerate brain aging by a decade or more, the researchers...

Why Language Breaks Down in Dementia

We listen to sounds coming out of someone’s mouth and turn it into meaning so often and so easily we hardly ever think about it. But when we visit a foreign country and...

LGBT PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA

A new study suggests members of the LGBT community are more likely to suffer from dementia and cognitive loss. The study, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), found that LGBT people were 29...

There are ways to keep your brain healthy

In recent years, one promising Alzheimer’s drug after another has failed to produce results in clinical trials. At the same time, the growing number of older adults with cognitive problems is reaching a crisis point. In...

Surprising Ways to Boost Brain Health

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia, a number projected to triple by 2050. Fortunately, experts say there are lots...

Some commonly prescribed medications may increase your risk of dementia

A study out of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom  found that there is a link between dementia and certain classes of anticholinergic drugs. The drugs, particularly antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs,...

My Cup of Tea

Green tea has been widely consumed and appreciated throughout Asia for centuries, and its popularity has been increasing rapidly in the West in recent decades as more and more people discover its potential for boosting...

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