‘MIND’ diet may slow cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s

(Deep Shukla/ Medical News Today) –– Even though some recently studied Alzheimer’s disease drugs can reduce the levels of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, the interventions that scientists have studied so far have shown limited success in slowing down the decline in cognitive function. This highlights the importance of identifying lifestyle factors that can […]

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14 brain-healthy foods that will help protect your memory and cognition

(Kaitlyn Pirie/ Prevention) — What you choose to fuel your body with affects more than the number on the scale and how your jeans fit. Everything from your bone density to your memory can be supported by what you put on your plate. Specifically when it comes to brain health, the foods you eat have a major impact, […]

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Cure for dementia could lie in the air we breathe

(Sarah Knapton/ The Montreal Gazette) — For decades scientists have struggled to find a drug to prevent or reverse dementia, coming up with ever-more complex molecules to try to dampen the devastating impacts. Yet the answer may be simpler than anyone thought – oxygen. A study has shown that placing patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment […]

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What are the differences?

(Healthline) –– Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease gets worse with time and affects memory, language, and thought. While younger people can develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, your risk increases as […]

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Covid could trigger a spike in dementia cases, say Alzheimer’s experts

(Yen Nee Lee/ CNBC) – The world may not be prepared for an impending wave of dementia and the additional cases that Covid-19 could bring, according to a group representing over 100 Alzheimer’s and dementia associations globally. The Alzheimer’s Disease International is urging the World Health Organization and governments around the world to “urgently fast […]

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Good listeners may protect you against cognitive decline

(New York University/ Futurity) — Supportive social interactions in adulthood are important for your ability to stave off cognitive decline despite brain aging or neuropathological changes such as those in Alzheimer’s disease, the new study finds. Cognitive resilience is a measure of your brain’s ability to function better than would be expected for the amount […]

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7 ways to protect your brain — and your thinking power

(Eric B. Larson/ KP Washington Health Research Institute) — Want to maintain your thinking power over the long haul? Wearing a helmet can help prevent brain injuries that can lead to cognitive decline. But lack of exercise, poor diet, use of certain medications, and more can also put brain health at risk.  Dr. Eric B. […]

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High-intensity exercise improves memory, wards off dementia

(Jennifer J. Heisz/ The Conversation) — For the first time in human history, older people outnumber younger people. This has created unique health challenges. Dementia may be one of the scariest — a debilitating condition that erases memories; a condition without a cure. But dementia does not have to be your fate. Exercise protects our […]

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Alzheimer’s disease is composed of four distinct subtypes

(Neuroscience News) — Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the abnormal accumulation and spread of the tau protein in the brain. An international study can now show how tau spreads according to four distinct patterns that lead to different symptoms with different prognoses of the affected individuals. The study was published in Nature Medicine. “In contrast to […]

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Dementia: 25 grams of processed meat per day may raise risk

(James Kingsland/ Medical News Today) — A new study from scientists at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom suggests there is a link between eating processed meat in particular and an increased risk of developing dementia. Processed meats include products such as sausages, bacon, salami, and corned beef. That said, the research also […]

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