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Protect your brain from stress

It’s not uncommon to feel disorganized and forgetful when you’re under a lot of stress. But over the long term, stress may actually change your brain in ways that affect your memory. Studies in both animals and...

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...

DOLL THERAPY HELPS DEMENTIA PATIENTS FIND PURPOSE

For most patients, a hospital is a safe space to receive care. But when some of those patients have dementia, that same hospital becomes an environment where a patient’s world is out of control. This destabilizing feeling can...

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...

A New Approach to Testing for Alzheimer’s

Yale researchers have tested a new method for directly measuring synaptic loss in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The method, which uses PET imaging technology to scan for a specific protein in the brain linked to synapses, has...

Managing behavioural outbursts in someone with Alzheimer’s

The root cause of behavioural outbursts in someone with Alzheimer’s disease is mostly due to the decline in the person’s language and communication skills. Outbursts also can be caused by an unmet need or needs. The affected...

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...

Epidemiologists highlight a link between Alzheimer’s and herpes

A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. When the Taiwanese authors...

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...

Why Alzheimer’s Hits Women Harder Than Men

Sex differences in dementia are only just being recognized – but the consequences could change the way we fight the disease. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015, 75-year-old Brenda Whittle still enjoys jigsaws, sewing and dancing....

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...

The ‘Big Bang’ of Alzheimer’s

Scientists have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain. A study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain...

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...

A Stimulating Dementia Treatment Option

Driven by the urgent need for effective new treatments for dementia, deep brain stimulation (DBS) is being studied as a potential therapy to improve cognition and memory, or delay decline – and it is showing...

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...

The Bully Pulpit for Women’s Brain Health

Scientific research projects typically take several years from concept to published paper, but Dr. Gillian Einstein sounds like a woman in a hurry. Appointed barely a year ago to the world’s first research chair devoted...

A HOME WORTH REMEMBERING

A stroll through the Dutch community of De Hogeweyk is a journey to what could be the future of dementia care. Located within the small town of Weesp, just outside of Amsterdam, De Hogeweyk is...

New Canadian Dementia Research Investigates the Sex-Gender Divide

It is a devastating omission that may have undercut years of work by brilliant researchers from around the world. Millions of dollars and countless hours have been spent investigating dementia. But in the view of...

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...

Saving-Face Responses

Dementia, in any form, is a heartbreaking disease that can take away one’s thinking and judgement abilities before they pass. To save face, people with dementia often pretend to know answers to questions, even...

A Healthy Social Life Can Save Grandma’s Memory

Having strong social ties can cause memory improvement in old age, according to a new study by The Ohio State University researchers. They determined that mice living in groups developed better memories and...

As mystery deepens over the cause of Alzheimer’s, researchers seek new answers

For more than 20 years, much of the leading research on Alzheimer’s disease has been guided by the “amyloid hypothesis.” This theory focuses on one of the disease’s most salient traits –  the formation...