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Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

The number of older people, including those living with dementia, is rising, as younger age mortality declines. However, the age-specific incidence of dementia has fallen in many countries, probably because of improvements in education, nutrition, health...

Loneliness linked to poorer brain health and reduced quality of life in HIV

Among HIV-negative people, studies have found that loneliness can interfere with mental health, cognitive functioning and quality of life. In this population, one analysis has found that persistent loneliness is associated with a...

Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers believe game-changing test will be available to doctors in two years. A simple blood test may be able to tell you whether you have Alzheimer’s disease and, in some cases, it can detect the...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

At least one flu vaccination was associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer’s incidence. More frequent flu vaccination was associated with another 13% reduction in Alzheimer’s incidence. Vaccination against pneumonia...

Early Learning May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline in Old Age

A new study has found that people who engaged in learning activities as children — studying foreign languages, being read to, looking at atlases, books and other learning materials, playing games that stimulate the...

Exercise can reduce negative emotions during the coronavirus pandemic

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that roughly 45 minutes of vigorous exercise during the pandemic sufficiently reduced negative emotions in a sample of Chinese college students. Strict...

HELPING CHILDREN UNDERSTAND DEMENTIA

Children are highly attuned to their environment and readily notice changes in those around them. If a family member has Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia, children, depending on their age and how often...

Pandemic Linked to Rise in Depression and Anxiety In New Moms

Pregnant and postpartum women are already at a high risk of depression and anxiety. In fact, one in seven women struggle with symptoms before and after giving birth, according to past research. But the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating...

Menopause May Be Key Predictor of Alzheimer’s in Women

Alzheimer’s disease does discriminate when it comes to gender. Two-thirds of all cases are women, and in the past it was believed that this was because women tend to live longer than men. However, a...

Alzheimer’s Isn’t Inevitable

The other night, I watched a two-hour interview with the actress Olivia de Havilland, in which she swooned when recalling meeting the swashbuckling Errol Flynn in 1934. She also described how Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable played...

Obesity linked to higher dementia risk

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of dementia up to 15 years later, finds a new UCL study suggesting that weight management could play a significant role in reducing risk. The findings, published in the International...

Getting Stroke Survivors Moving

Worldwide, one out of every six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. Thankfully, a large number of those individuals will survive the stroke, but many of those survivors will experience long-term disability. In...

Brain Buzz – Truth or Myth

The younger you start making healthy brain choices, the more you can protect yourself against Alzheimer’s. Exceptional health into old age is possible!

LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD – MISDIAGNOSIS & DOCTOR BIAS

Could your diagnosis be wrong? Doctors are human and sometimes make mistakes. Perhaps a cluster of symptoms suggests a few different diagnoses, and a lack of time or an incomplete set of diagnostic criteria may...

Brain Buzz – Music is Medicine for Your Mind

Research has shown music can stimulate your brain, keep it engaged as you age, and help with memory. It’s a total brain workout!

Migraine history ‘significant risk factor’ for dementia

A history of suffering from migraines is a “significant risk factor” for developing different forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Waterloo and the...

Brain Buzz – Calm Your Mind

As we live through uncertain times, we need to keep our level of stress down. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to keep our brain healthy. It’s simple – but may not be easy. Here are some tips to do it...

Brain Buzz – Mind What You Eat

As you’re making choices about what to chew on ..digest this. Research has shown eating certain foods could help reduce your chances of prematurely aging your brain.

DO BRAIN GAMES KEEP YOUR MIND SHARP AS YOU AGE?

Challenging your brain with games and puzzles (e.g. crosswords, Sudoku, chess, and computer brain-training games) is commonly believed to help maintain or improve brain health. In a 2015 survey of Americans aged 40 and older,...

Why Some Older Adults Remember Better Than Others

Even among healthy people, a faltering memory is often an expected part of aging – but it’s not inevitable. “Some individuals exhibit remarkable maintenance of memory function throughout late adulthood, whereas others experience significant...

Link between heart health & brain health identified

In the 21st century, global health has seen a drastic shift in the incidence of diseases affecting the human population. In early 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the top 10 global...

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR LOVED ONE RECEIVES A DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can bring mixed and complex emotions. For some, it may be a relief that there is finally an explanation for symptoms....

Quarantine Shines a Light on the Health Effects of Loneliness & Social Isolation

As a cognitive neuroscientist and clinical neuropsychologist, I have been yammering away for years about the detrimental effects of loneliness and social isolation on brain health and overall health. Loneliness and social isolation have long been of interest to...

Exercise Builds Brain Health

Scientists have collected plenty of evidence linking exercise to brain health, with some research suggesting fitness may even improve memory. But what happens during exercise to trigger these benefits? New UT Southwestern research that mapped...