‘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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The #1 best food to eat for calcium, says science

(Jeff Ksatari/ Eat This, Not That) — What food comes immediately to mind when you think of building strong bones? Milk, of course. Mom probably poured you a glass at every meal when you were a kid to help you grow. But you may feel that milk isn’t doing your body as many favors in your older […]

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15 natural ways to lower your blood pressure

(Atli Arnason/ Medical News Today) — High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. But there’s good news. There are a number of things you can […]

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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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Women with osteoporosis at increased risk of hearing loss

(Science Daily) — Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. Previous studies of people with hearing loss have uncovered higher prevalence of osteoporosis — a disease in which the bones become weak and brittle — and low bone density (LBD). But research on whether these conditions may influence […]

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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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Extreme heat contributes to worsening mental health

(American Psychiatric Association) — The extreme heat that much of thethe country is experiencing has significant impacts on mental health alongside serious physical health impacts. Some groups, including people with pre-existing mental health conditions, are especially vulnerable. Extreme heat has been associated with a range of mental health impacts in research over many years, including […]

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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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