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Scientist Are Beginning To See Alzheimer’s As A Whole Body Problem

There is still no known cure for this mind wasting disease as scientists still don’t understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but some are starting to see the disease as a whole body problem which manifests in the...

Women’s Brain Health Initiative Welcomes Funding for National Dementia Strategy

The national charity Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) believes that the announcement in the Federal Budget of $50 Million in funding for a National Dementia Strategy is a crucial and welcome step in Canada’s response...

Optimism and Healthy Aging

Mounting evidence indicates specific associations between higher levels of optimism and healthier behaviors, reduced risk of chronic diseases, and lower mortality. Yet, for public health purposes, it is critical to consider how optimism may be related to...

Sleep apnea may be tied to increased Alzheimer’s biomarker in brain

People who stop breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of the toxic protein tau, a biological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, in part of the brain that manages memory, navigation and perception of time. Recent evidence has supported...

Depression Can Increase Stroke Risk

Depressive symptoms were tied to an increased risk of ischemic stroke, a prospective cohort study of largely Hispanic older adults found. Over 14 years of follow-up, older adults who had elevated depressive symptoms were...

Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain

New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain’s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces...

Vitamin D Deficiency Weakens Brain Scaffolding

Removing vitamin D from the diet of healthy adult mice caused a significant drop in their ability to remember and learn, which researchers said was due to a pronounced reduction in perineuronal nets in the...

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Protecting Ourselves Against Dementia, Heart Disease, and Cancer On Monday April 29th, join us to hear powerful messages from experts on the best ways to guard against disease, unique differences for women, and the control...

Doing Physical and Mental Exercise When You’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease generally strike late in life. But researchers say that what you do when you are younger — including activities like reading and gardening — can affect your risk of developing these...

Alzheimer’s May Have Different Trajectory for Women

Women developed more tau pathology than men with similar amyloid burden, an analysis of cross-sectional data found. Across two cohorts of older cognitively normal adults, women with higher amyloid burden showed higher entorhinal cortical...

Lessons about brain health from a landmark heart study

n 1948, more than 5,200 people living in a town just west of Boston volunteered for what has evolved into the longest running and best-known study of the causes of heart disease. But the multigenerational Framingham Heart...

New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age. The drug could be taken as a...

Midlife Inflammation Tied to Steeper Memory Decline

Midlife systemic inflammation was tied to steeper late-life cognitive decline, an analysis of data from the ARIC prospective cohort showed. Adults with elevated inflammation composite scores or elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels during midlife...

How Exercise Improves Memory And Protects Against Alzheimer’s

For decades, the scientific consensus has been that exercise improves both mental and physical health. Numerous studies over the years have demonstrated that this is the case, but some have also found that exercise plays...

A new culprit in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

It has long been known that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have abnormalities in the vast network of blood vessels in the brain. Some of these alterations may also contribute to age-related cognitive decline in people without dementia....

Alzheimer’s May Have Different Trajectory for Women

Women developed more tau pathology than men with similar amyloid burden, an analysis of cross-sectional data found. Across two cohorts of older cognitively normal adults, women with higher amyloid burden showed higher entorhinal cortical...

Women’s Brains Appear Younger Than Men’s, so Why are Women More at Risk for Alzheimer’s?

We know there are differences in men and women’s brains that can translate to varied reactions to environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors. But a new study has found that women’s brains appear to be...

Elevated BP in Young Adults Tied to Gray Matter Shrinkage

Elevated BP was tied to lower gray matter volume in young adults ages 19 t0 40, researchers found. Gray matter volumes in adults ages 20 to 30 decreased as BP increased, with changes occurring...

The Root To Better Brain Health

Beetroots, commonly known as beets, are a popular root vegetable used in many cuisines across the globe. While you may not find them on your typical grocery list, beets are packed with essential vitamins, nutrients,...

Blood test could detect Alzheimer’s up to 16 years before symptoms begin

A simple blood test could predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin, a new study finds. By measuring changes in the levels of a protein in the...

Psychological Distress in Midlife Linked to Future Dementia

A new Danish study suggests that vital exhaustion as a sign of psychological distress may be a risk factor for future dementia. Danish researchers found that such distress in late midlife is associated...

Sugar & Spice And What’s Not Nice For Your Brain

Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and overall wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals to live, grow, and function properly. Sugar and salt are present...

Choline may help fight Alzheimer’s across generations

In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Institute explore a safe and simple treatment for one of the most devastating and perplexing afflictions – Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Lead authors Ramon Velazquez and Salvatore Oddo, along...

New Genetic Risk Factors Discovered for Alzheimer’s Disease

A large-scale international study has discovered new genetic risk loci for Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers published their work in Nature Genetics. Combining genetic data on a large-scale and in a non-conventional manner resulted in the discovery...