Lack of Sleep May Cause Alzheimer’s

Lack of Sleep May Cause Alzheimer’s

If you or your loved one suffers from sleep deprivation, the consequences can be far more serious than simple crankiness and fatigue. Studies show that lack of sleep may cause Alzheimer’s disease. But even if you’re not getting the rest you need, don’t lose hope; you might just want to get a little more creative with how you’re going about it. […]

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Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

There’s nothing like grandchildren to keep older adults active and joyful. A recent study shows that spending a moderate amount of time with grandkids may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease by increasing brain function and memory. In addition to boosting brain power, babysitting has been linked to decreased rates of depression. Learn more about the correlation between […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study shows that beginning an exercise program – even later in life – can still be incredibly beneficial for your health.  A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows that regular physical exercise, even later in life, can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, as well as chronic conditions like diabetes and heart […]

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How Meditation Can Slow Alzheimer’s

How Meditation Can Slow Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that taking time from your busy schedule to meditate can actually help preserve your mind and slow Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Learn more about how meditation can slow Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s and Meditation A recent study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has shown that meditation plays an important role in […]

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How Memory Loss Can Be Caused by Over-the-Counter Medication

How Memory Loss Can Be Caused by Over-the-Counter Medication

Some common medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, have a certain property that can contribute to memory loss and mild cognitive impairment. Learn more about these drugs, how they may accelerate cognitive decline, and what to do if you or a loved one is taking one of these drugs and experiencing memory loss.  Memory Loss Caused by […]

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Pomegranate Compound Could Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Pomegranate Compound Could Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans and is reaching epidemic proportions. With no cure in sight, researchers are focusing their efforts on prevention methods. A new study from the United Kingdom is exploring a compound in the pomegranate fruit that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about this compound and what […]

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Decades Early

Detecting Alzheimer’s Decades Early

Doctors and scientists stress the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to increase treatment options and slow its progression. Now, new technologies are detecting Alzheimer’s earlier than ever before. Learn more about why this is important and about the technologies that are changing the future of Alzheimer’s research. The Importance of Early Detection of […]

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MIND Diet Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

MIND Diet Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study from Rush University in Chicago has found that the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) Diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 50%, and still had protective powers, even when not followed rigorously. Learn more about the development of the diet, why it’s so effective, and what foods […]

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“Bread Head” – Preventing Alzheimer’s at Checkout

“Bread Head” – Preventing Alzheimer’s at Checkout

Contrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s is not a natural part of the aging process. With no known cure for the disease, more attention is being put towards prevention. Learn what one filmmaker is doing to help raise awareness about the connection on how diet and lifestyle could prevent cognitive decline. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that, […]

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