Alzheimer's and Dementia

  • Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain
    While there is no guarantee that we won’t experience cognitive decline, there are steps we can take that will reduce its likelihood. New research now suggests that one form of brain protection could come from mushrooms.
  • 2/9/2019
    As we get older, we may lose muscle mass. If left unchecked, this kind of slow decline can leave the body in a frail state and is associated with cognitive problems as well.
  • Air Pollution & Alzheimer’s Disease | Natural Health Blog
    In cities where air pollution is a bad problem, it has been linked to cognitive decline. And now, new research suggests that heavy air pollution might begin doing damage to the brain in early childhood.
  • Stress Linked to Dementia | Anti-Aging Health Blog
    New research suggests, perhaps not surprisingly, that unchecked stress can be harmful to your brain.  Learn more...
  • Exercise For Alzheimer’s Disease | Mental Health Blog
    New research suggests that for one form of early onset Alzheimer’s, we might be able to postpone symptoms by getting enough physical activity.
  • 9/6/2018
    What if there were simple guidelines that might prevent you from ever developing dementia?  According to new research, these actually exist...
  • 9/1/2018
    We recently wrote that viruses trigger Alzheimer’s Disease and how research on that front may open new hope for healing. Research into two other possible solutions seems to be yielding hopeful results.
  • Virus Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease | Mental Health Blog
    Scientists have long suspected that microbes may have something to do with the genesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.  And a recent discovery may surprise you...
  • 6/23/2018
    According to new research, having even somewhat elevated blood pressure might mean developing cognitive problems later in life.  Find out more...
  • Prevent Dementia, Be Positive | Mental Health Blog
    New research suggests that it’s important to focus on the positive aspects of your life because that might be a key factor in preventing cognitive decline over the years. Learn more...
  • 2/15/2018
    Popular intelligence tells us that once mental decline starts, Alzheimer’s is like a locomotive that derails brain function in a irreversible trajectory. But must that be necessarily so?  Is there hope for reversing damage done once Alzheimer’s starts?
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) | Natural Health Newsletter
    Sparing your children's brains from repetitive trauma may NOT cost them athletically, and it MAY prevent them from being destroyed by CTE.
  • lab grown brain
    scientists have now figured out how to grow mini human brains from scratch. While it’s “mind-blowing," the more startling development is that some of those brains have been successfully implanted into various non-human critters!
  • 12/8/2017
    Sleep apnea is a serious condition that may put you at risk for many health including Alzheimer’s disease.
  • List of Medicinal Mushrooms Boost Brain Power | Natural Health Blog
    If you’re a fan of mushrooms, rejoice! New research shows that a certain type of medicinal mushroom may help protect the brain from degenerative conditions such as dementia.
  • Five Great Ways to Increase IQ | Health Blog
    If you are tired of brain training games, there are other things you can do that are more surefire ways to smarten up.
  • 2/20/2016
    New research suggests that senior citizens who have an active sex life "may" have healthier brains.
  • Too Much TV Causes Mental Decline | Mental Health Blog
    Young adults who admit to spending long periods of time stretched out on the couch watching TV are more likely to experience cognitive decline by the time they reach middle age.
  • When to Test For Dementia | Health Blog
    Women bothered by memory lapses may be at higher risk of developing dementia or other forms of thinking difficulties over time.
  • Obesity Leads To Alzheimer's | Mental Health Blog
    People who are overweight or obese at age 50 have a sharply increased risk of developing early Alzheimer's.
  • Leafy Greens Reduce Dementia | Natural Health Blog
    A recent study found that eating one serving a day of a leafy green vegetable may help prevent the onset of dementia as we age.
  • Health Benefits of Walnuts | Natural Health Blog
    According to a study just completed at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, walnuts may improve memory no matter your age or gender.
  • Herpes Increase Alzheimer's Risk -- Natural Health Blog
    Two separate studies have found that the presence of the herpes simplex virus may be associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.[
  • Alcohol Benefits & Risks -- Natural Health Blog
    A new study just came out suggesting that people over 60 who consume alcohol in light or moderate amounts have better memories than those who don't drink.
  • Dementia From Pharmaceutical Drugs
    The long-term use of benzodiazepines, prescribed for anxiety and sleep problems, and one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in use today, appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
  • 9/25/2014
    Head injuries sustained while playing certain sports--not just football--have strongly been linked with an increased risk of developing dementia.
  • 6/7/2014
    Those with the highest scores for cynicism facea 3.13 greater risk of developing dementia compared to trusting individuals no matter their lifestyle habits, health status, economic status, age or sex.
  • grandmother with grandchild
    Post-menopausal grandmothers who help care for their grandkids have a lower likelihood of developing disorders that affect memory or cognitive ability, such as dementia.
  • Novels Expand the Brain and Mind | Natural Health Blog
    New research has discovered that reading an exciting novel may physically improve the function of your brain.
  • Seniors Learning
    Learning a new skill is an even more effective method of preventing cognitive decline than keeping your mind active by working on crossword puzzles.
  • 10/26/2013
    Hawaiian comedian Rap Reiplinger does a sketch in which he teaches viewers how to cook chicken (see below). The main ingredient, other than the chicken, is wine. Reiplinger explains throughout the routine that the wine must be "not too sweet, not too rancid--but just right." At every step, of course, he takes swigs to make sure the wine is, in fact, "just right."
  • 9/16/2013
    One of the prime actions of DMAE is that it flushes accumulated lipofuscin from your body – from the neurons in your brain, from your skin, and all other organs.
  • 8/6/2013
    An Acetyl L carnitine supplement can perform several key functions in the body: improve the functioning of muscle tissue and of the immune system.
  • Hereditary degenerative disorders
    A recent study found that individuals with a parent or a sibling diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease had notable changes taking place in their brains.
  • How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
    It's been almost seven years since I devoted a newsletter to Alzheimer's disease (AD). During that time, researchers have learned a great deal--most of which confirms what I proposed back then.
  • concussion long term effects
    Recent research has found that even in kids with mild concussions that produce no obvious symptoms (think soccer), there are differences in the brain even several months after the trauma takes place.
  • High Blood Pressure Measurements Brain Aging
    New research has found that only slightly high blood pressure measurements may lead to declines in cognitive function and brain aging in people who are not even middle aged and show no signs "yet" of any mental difficulties.
  • 9/22/2012
    An article in the Journal of Neural Engineering reveals that scientists have developed a new type of chip that does, apparently, improve memory and decision-making--at least in monkeys. Plus, the chip seemed to repair brain damage.
  • 9/15/2012
    A recent study has found that people whose blood sugar level is considered on the higher end of normal may be subject to shrinkage in two key areas of the brain. The research determined that volume was lost in both the hippocampus and the amygdala of people with blood sugar levels within the normal range.
  • 8/21/2012
    That buttery rich flavor that so many people love on their popcorn may harm more than just your waistline. The chemical that provides that butter taste has now been associated with a buildup of the brain proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease.
  • L-Carnosine benefits and side affects
    Make no mistake; L-carnosine may no longer be "new" news. And it may no longer be trendy; but it still ranks as one of the most important anti-aging supplements available to us today.
  • 4/21/2012
    New research suggests that senior citizens with too much extra weight may well be at higher risk of loss of dementia.
  • 4/10/2012
    Considering that medical errors ranks as a third cause of death in the US and that one out of seven patients suffer harm during a hospital stay, the results of a new study on cognitive decline published by the journal Neurolgy become even more alarming. After one hospital stay of any length, overall cognitive decline for participants progressed twice as fast as before the hospital stay or compared to those who avoided hospitalization. The rate of dementia increased exponentially if the patient was older. Evidence of cognitive decline and senile dementia include long-term memory loss and inability to concentrate.   
  • 3/31/2012
    A new study reveals yet  that a hospital stay might incur significant cognitive decline -- merely because you were in the hospital. And the older you are, the greater the danger.
  • 3/27/2012
    The latest research  has found that those with low levels of omega-3 fatty acids more frequently have trouble with their memories. The scientists determined that the omega-3 fatty acids may help to fight signs of aging in the brain.
  • 2/25/2012
    Two new studies, just published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, reveal that air pollution can trigger strokes and rapid cognitive decline.
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