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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...

Sleep Medications Increase Dementia Risk for Some

New research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles evaluates drug and non-drug treatments to improve sleep patterns in persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Sleep disruption is a common behavioral challenge that...

Sharon Stone Speaks Out About the Importance of Women’s Brain Health

Sharon Stone, Rumer Willis, Andie MacDowell and Jane Seymour all gathered at the Eric Buterbaugh Gallery on Wednesday night for an event to discuss Women’s Brain Health Initiative, a charitable organization dedicated to...

Genes Linked to Why Women Are More Prone to Alzheimer’s

It is well-known that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease than men, but exactly why hasn’t been clearly understood. Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Los Angeles today describes...

Research shines light on why women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s

The reason women appear to be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than men might be due to a number of genetic, anatomical and even social influences, researchers have suggested. Recent figures show about 65% of...

LGBT PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA

A new study suggests members of the LGBT community are more likely to suffer from dementia and cognitive loss. The study, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), found that LGBT people were 29...

Healthy blood vessels may be the answer to Alzheimer’s prevention

If you’re worried about Alzheimer’s disease, your best shot at prevention could be maintaining cardiovascular health through exercise and diet and staying on top of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. That’s...

A Molecule Discovered That Prevents Buildup Of Toxic Protein In The Brain

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases affecting millions today. Usually targeting people aged 60 and above, it works by slowly killing the neurons in various parts of our brain, making the person suffering from...

There are ways to keep your brain healthy

In recent years, one promising Alzheimer’s drug after another has failed to produce results in clinical trials. At the same time, the growing number of older adults with cognitive problems is reaching a crisis point. In...

Taboo topics hit centre stage at women’s health event

Some taboo topics will be front and centre next week during a health event for women. Kim Vopni, a.k.a. “The Vagina Coach,” who teaches women how to strengthen their pelvic floor through her online programs and Port...

Low-carb ‘keto’ diet may modestly improve cognition

In a pilot study of 14 older adults with mild cognitive problems suggestive of early Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may improve brain function and memory. Although the researchers say...

Surprising Ways to Boost Brain Health

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia, a number projected to triple by 2050. Fortunately, experts say there are lots...

Sex matters for Alzheimer’s risk

Already known to be the strongest genetic risk factor for developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the E4 allele of the APOE gene has now been found to increase a woman’s susceptibility to accumulate tau, a protein known to play a...

Disrupted Sleep in Your 50s Raises Your Alzheimer’s Risk

People who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have more protein tangles in their brain, putting them at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease...

New Target to Keep Dementia at Bay

USC researchers have discovered a secret sauce in the brain’s vascular system that preserves the neurons needed to keep dementia and other diseases at bay. The finding, in a mouse model of the human...

Things No One Tells You About Alzheimer’s

Ask anyone what worries them most about getting older, and more than a few people will say losing the ability to remember things is high up on their list. After a lifetime of making memories and forging...

Some commonly prescribed medications may increase your risk of dementia

A study out of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom  found that there is a link between dementia and certain classes of anticholinergic drugs. The drugs, particularly antidepressants, bladder antimuscarinics, antipsychotics and antiepileptic drugs,...

Sex affects tau accumulation in the brain

The strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is the apolipoprotein E type 4 allele (ApoE ε4). Research presented by Manish Paranjpe at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear...

My Cup of Tea

Green tea has been widely consumed and appreciated throughout Asia for centuries, and its popularity has been increasing rapidly in the West in recent decades as more and more people discover its potential for boosting...

Personalized approach to aging brain health

People are living longer than ever before, but brain health isn’t keeping up. To tackle this critical problem, a team of researchers has proposed a new model for studying age-related cognitive decline—one that’s tailored to the...

Brain health is a lifelong endeavour, honorary doctorate recipient Lynn Posluns tells graduands

Students graduating from the Faculty of Health, Faculty of Environmental Studies and Lassonde School of Engineering were recognized during York University’s third spring convocation ceremony on June 14. The cohort of newest graduates was given the opportunity...

Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study from China suggests that this same combination could help prevent metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions...

A high calorie diet causes your brain health to decline faster

The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago – equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day – which is having devastating results for our brains and waistlines, an ANU...

Out of Season

Seasonal rhythms are known to affect several aspects of human behaviour and physiology. For example, moods fluctuate throughout the year in individuals with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and seasonality seems to impact timing of onset...