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Heart-healthy diet linked to bigger brain volume

The same diet that doctors recommend for dodging heart disease also may help preserve brain tissue, a new study finds. Researchers scrutinized diet surveys from more than 4,200 people with an average age of 66 and ranked...

Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They Have It

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a substantial majority of older adults with probable dementia in the United States...

Midlife anxiety diagnosis may be a risk factor for dementia

Dementia is a progressively debilitating neurodegenerative condition. Early intervention and reducing its development by identifying its risk factors are the main goals in dementia treatment. This is particularly important as there is little...

How To Talk To Your Family About Your Mental Health

Sometimes, the hardest part of living with a mental illness isn’t the symptoms, or the management — it’s dealing with stigma from other people. And unfortunately, many people who live with mental illness face stigma...

Where you live could increase your risk of cognitive decline

Living in a neighborhood with more green spaces could slow cognitive decline in older people, according to a study. To investigate the potential link between being exposed to greenery and brain health, researchers based in...

14 Habits You Never Knew Were Aging Your Brain

From the walk you skipped this morning to the snacks you’ll have before bedtime, your daily choices may have a big impact on your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Here are the...

Feeling young could slow down brain aging

Besides improving your physical and mental health, feeling younger can also slow down the rate of brain aging, finds a study. The findings showed that elderly people who feel younger than their age show fewer signs of...

Balancing Act – Boost your balance and your brain health

Your brain and body rely on a complex set of sensory and motor movement systems to balance properly. Your eyes—part of the vision system—tell you whether you’re on slippery ice or a rocky beach. Balance sensors...

Quick Tips For A Better Brain

You may think that bettering your brain requires conquering the New York Times’ crossword puzzle regularly, allocating hours to online brain training, or learning how to play the piano.  While these activities are great for...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Common in Victims of Intimate-Partner Violence, But Often Undiagnosed

Intimate-partner violence (IPV) is a pattern of physical and/or sexual violence inflicted by an intimate or ex-intimate partner. Global estimates published by the World Health Organization indicate that about 1 in 3 women have experienced...

Decline in Walking Speed may be Dementia Indicator

As of 2015, 46.8 million people were diagnosed with dementia across the globe and this number continues to rise. Currently, there is no cure for dementia and treatment options are limited, so identifying...

Sex Matters – Addressing the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Gap

To prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a paper published today in Alzheimer’s & Dementia – The Journal of...

Millennials have the most negative outlook on the future

Millennials have the most negative outlook on the future, with a quarter believing that depression is normal in older age, a study has found. Two in five 18 to 24-year-olds see dementia as inevitable,...

Learning New Things May Be Key To Staving Off Dementia

When we think of the month of June, we think of Father’s Day, graduations and brides. There’s also the end of the spring school term – whew, done with that. It is a month...

Uncovering gender’s role in mental illness diagnosis, treatment

Kate Spade’s tragic suicide has been viewed from many angles – the heartbreaking loss of a mother, wife and business partner; the loss of a fashion icon who changed the way we think about design;...

There’s No Place Like Home – Unless Where You Live Increases Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Rural vs. Urban Living If someone asked you whether you would rather live in the city or in the country, you are likely to answer this question without hesitation based on your personal preferences, and...

Depression May Speed Up Brain Aging

Depression is associated with accelerated brain aging, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England. While previous research has shown that individuals with depression or anxiety have a...

DEMENTIA – A FINANCIAL & SOCIAL SINKHOLE

The world’s population is aging, and doing so rapidly. The number of individuals aged 60 years old and over is expected to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030 – from 901 million to 1.4...

Be Kind to Yourself – Helpful Ways to Stress Less

Have you ever heard a dentist say, “only brush the teeth that you want to keep”? Well, you only have one brain, so the choice is clear – you are best to treat it with...

AI – Spotting Changes in the Brain Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms Emerge

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is challenging, time consuming, and costly. Currently, there is no single test, or series of tests, that can determine with 100% certainty whether an individual has developed AD. In fact, AD...

Coffee and Your Brain – Is It Worth A Second Cup?

Do you drink coffee? Or, maybe the better question is, should you drink coffee? Although the Coffee Association of Canada reports that coffee is the most popular beverage choice amongst adult Canadians over 16 (even...

Dementia risk linked to some medicines – but don’t panic

A study links the long-term use of some drugs with a higher risk of dementia. In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson’s and bladder problems. University...

The Menopause-Alzheimer’s Connection

In the next three minutes, three people will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Two of them will be women. There are 5.7 million Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. By 2050, there will...

HOW TO SPOT – AND PREVENT – COGNITIVE DECLINE

When we look at the concerns people have about healthy aging, one of the areas that seems mysterious and often worrisome is brain health. This is particularly worrisome for women, because 70 per cent...

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