Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower the Risk for Alzheimer’s

Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower the Risk for Alzheimer’s

Last Updated: October 26, 2018 There’s nothing like children to keep older adults active and joyful. A recent study shows that babysitting grandchildren 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 babysitting […]

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Better Alzheimer’s Prevention With Early Detection

Better Alzheimer’s Prevention With Early Detection

Last Updated: May 9, 2018 What if we could partner leading researchers and scientists with people who are also invested in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? An Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry hosted by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute does just that. Nearly 80% of Alzheimer’s studies are delayed because there are too few participants. The Banner Alzheimer’s […]

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MIND Diet Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

MIND Diet Could Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s

A 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 has protective powers, even when not followed rigorously. Learn more about the development of the diet and which foods are helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s […]

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Alzheimer’s Prevention Tools

Alzheimer’s Prevention Tools

Most experts agree that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a result of multiple conditions and factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and medical conditions. Though some risk factors — such as age and genetics — cannot be changed, others — such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, fatty foods that cause obesity and lack of exercise […]

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Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Lowering Cholesterol May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t be able to digest food or produce hormones. But, as most of us know, too much cholesterol can cause cardiovascular disease and tax our bodies. There’s also strong evidence that watching our cholesterol levels may help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia as well. Learn more about cholesterol and it’s possible link […]

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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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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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