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Ray of Hope

It has long been known that vitamin D – often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” – is one of the most essential vitamins for our overall health because it regulates calcium in the body...

Here’s the Rub – Health Benefits of Saunas, Aromatherapy, & Massages

SWEAT IT OUT Sauna bathing, a form of passive heat therapy, is a traditional activity in Finland that is primarily used for relaxation purposes and is becoming increasingly common in many other populations. The typical...

In the Same Breath

Has anyone ever suggested that you take a deep breath to help you relax when you are feeling anxious or stressed? That advice has roots in the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings. Breathing – that...

By Trial & Error – A Personal Dementia Clinical Trial Journey

It was when she got lost on the way to the only cemetery in town that Cynthia Huling Hummel realized she had to leave the life that she knew and loved. She was a minister...

Ultrasound Therapy Improves the Memory of Alzheimer’s Patients

Brain stimulation therapies have emerged as viable tools to treat a variety of neurological and psychological disorders. They operate by activating or inactivating neural activity in specific regions of the brain and have...

How to lift yourself to the challenge of daily caregiving for my loved one with Alzheimer’s

Find rest. Find rest from wondering if you’re good enough or offering the “right” kind of care for your loved one. Find rest from comparing yourself to other caregivers or health care professionals. Rest from your fears,...

Chinese Alzheimer’s drug to undergo global clinical trials

Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals’ new Alzheimer’s disease drug, Oligomannate, has been conditionally approved in China and became available for purchase in late December. This is the first novel Alzheimer’s disease drug to be approved in almost two...

Cardio May Boost Memory & Brain Health

While the winter weather may not be motivating you to hit the gym or go for a jog, a new report published in this month’s edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings says it may be worth...

Exercise helps build a stronger brain

The benefits of your exercise program might just be in your head. Turns out that all the work you do to build a better bicep helps your brain, too. Although the research isn’t fully conclusive, more studies...

Walking speed at age 45 linked to physical well-being, brain health

Walking speed at age 45 was associated not only with physical health but also with brain health in midlife and even early childhood, according to an NIA-supported study. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, suggest...

More Doubt That Plaques in the Brain Cause Alzheimer’s

For decades, scientists have known that Alzheimer’s disease is accompanied by the buildup of clumps of amyloid protein between brain cells. Could these plaques be causing the disease? That’s been a prevailing theory driving...

High fat diet impairs new neuron creation in female mice

Sex differences in adult neurogenesis may underlie dementia risk for women. A high fat diet limits the birth and growth of new neurons in adult female, but not male, mice, according to new research published in...

Alzheimer’s Patients May Need Help Celebrating the Holidays

For the millions of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America  is providing tips on how to adapt holiday gatherings to make them as enjoyable as possible for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another...

Double the number of women suffer from dementia — so why are even the lab rats in brain studies male?

Depression, stroke and dementia are twice as common in women as in men. Among Alzheimer’s patients, 70 per cent are female. But according to Lynn Posluns, the driving force behind the first “Women’s Brain...

STANDING UP TO RESEARCH BIAS

Women are twice as likely as men to develop dementia and almost 70 per cent of new Alzheimer’s patients will be women, yet research has traditionally focused on men. Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) wants...

The Stand Ahead™ Challenge for Women’s Brain Health

It is a social media challenge that will upend the way we look at dementia and other brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women. Literally. Thousands of supporters of Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) across Canada, the United States,...

Stand Ahead

On December 2nd, the first-ever Women’s Brain Health Day, take a stand, and upend the way we view dementia and other brain-aging diseases that disproportionately affect women. Literally. Join us and take part in the...

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...

10 Tips When Caring for Someone Living with Cognitive Impairment

Get a medical assessment and diagnosis. If there are noticeable cognitive issues, it is important for your loved one to get a comprehensive medical exam. There is a chance that the cause of the cognitive...