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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....

MRI scans show a stronger body means a stronger brain

German researchers have found that physical fitness can actually improve brain structure and brain functioning in young people, according to a study presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress in Copenhagen. Prior research has...

Year of the Mind

On October 10th, World Mental Health Day 2019, hear a 360-degree perspective on how to achieve and maintain good mental health. Year of the Mind is a one-of-a-kind event focused on mental wealth, built for...

Worried About Your Memory? These Are the Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor

Doctors can spot the beginning stages of mild cognitive impairment, and the very early symptoms of Alzheimer’s, through memory tests. But these tests — which could catch diagnoses sooner rather than later — aren’t as routine or as available...

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...

Blood Pressure Around Age 40 Tied to Brain Size at Age 70

Higher and rising blood pressure in early middle age was associated with brain volume and white matter brain lesions later in life, a longitudinal study in Britain showed. High blood pressure (≥140/90 mm Hg)...

Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent...

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Prevent Brain Damage Later in Life

The health of your heart affects the health of your brain. That’s the emerging consensus from research into how controlling blood pressure may affect brain health later in life. The latest study in this growing body of research came...

10 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one living with a dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease is among the most stressful of caregiving situations. Many caregivers lose sleep because they...

CIBC Presents ‘From Her Lips To Our Ears’

Join us for conversation and cocktails with Kim Campbell, wife of Country Music Legend Glen Campbell in discussion with Fashion Entrepreneur and Media Personality Jeanne Beker. Kim shares her story about the challenges faced by...

RBC Presents Engaging Millennial Minds – Move & Meditate to Mellow Out

On Wednesday September 25th, join us for the final event in Series 3 of Engaging Millennial Minds // Move & Meditate to Mellow Out. Your brain benefits from exercise that goes beyond...

The brain’s wakefulness center is one of the earliest casualties of Alzheimer’s

Among patients with Alzheimer’s, excessive daytime napping is often observed long before memory problems are apparent. Prior research has suggested that daytime fatigue results from the poor nighttime sleep associated with Alzheimer’s, while other studies have...

Anxiety complicates life for dementia patients and their caregivers

Late one night, the phone rings. It’s my mom. I brace myself and pick up. “The Baltimore police just called,” she says. “Your brother is in jail!” I know — well, I’m pretty...

Depression could signal cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s

Depressive symptoms might be an early risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease before the exhibition of cognitive deficits, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Massachusettes General Hospital (MGH), demonstrated how depressive symptoms in patients with brain...

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a study of British adults published by The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings support public health policies to improve cardiovascular...

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,...

‘Stressors’ in middle age linked to cognitive decline in older women

A new analysis of data on more than 900 Baltimore adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has linked stressful life experiences among middle-aged women — but not men — to greater memory decline in later life. The...

Study Finds Link Between Liver Dysfunction and Alzheimer’s

A new study has discovered novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, may lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately better prevention....

Model predicts cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s, up to two years out

A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition test scores up to...

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...

A gene that causes Alzheimer’s drugs to fail

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Despite the growing number of patients there are still no cure available, making it the only disease that cannot be treated...

Working moms may be shielded from memory loss

Having a paying job might shield women from memory loss decades later, according to a new study. That’s because paid work may offer mental stimulation, financial benefits and social connections that could limit declines in...