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Dementia Prevention

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs

Greg O'Brien | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

My grandmother, Loretta Sinnott Brown, called me "snippy snooper" as a young boy because I was always "snooping around," asking too many questions, fo...

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Alzheimer's Research

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

Earlier this month I joined some of the world's preeminent physicians and neuroscientists in Copenhagen for the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference, which featured more than 100 sessions on a diverse range of Alzheimer's topics. Those sessions represent an incredible amount of new material and research to digest, so I've narrowed down the highlights.

Scientists Say Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, any breakthrough in the Alzheimer's arena is a welcome one ...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

The Time Is Now to Bring the Fight to Dementia

Nicco Mele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Nicco Mele

We want to give people a fighting chance to take on dementia head-on and win. To do that will require a significant increase in funding for basic research on the impact of aging on the brain.

Foreign Studies Show Decline In Dementia

Hilary Young | Posted 10.26.2013 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Three foreign studies were released recently that seem to suggest that rates of dementia are decreasing and will continue to decrease over time

Doing This Later May Help Prevent Dementia

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty

BOSTON — New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less r...

These Are Actually NO Help In Stopping Memory Loss

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty

Bad news for adults hoping to prevent mild cognitive decline: a recent review of published research has found that drugs, herbal products or vitamin s...

Ways You Can Ward Off Memory Decline

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Fifty

Do you feel that aging is starting to have a negative impact on your memory? You could resolve such issues with increased mental and physical activity...

10 Great Gifts (That Happen To Be Brain Healthy)

Posted 12.20.2012 | Fifty

There are many great gifts you could get a loved one: a big-screen TV, a trip abroad, a new car… but why settle for a “great” gift when you coul...

Catherine Pearson

Blueberries And Strawberries May Slow Cognitive Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Consuming berries regularly may help curb cognitive decline among older adults, a new study finds. It suggests that eating one or more servings of blu...

Why 'Brain Support' Should Be on Your 'To Do' List

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Though my father is slipping now, he has done well for almost 20 years despite major health challenges because of targeted nutrition therapy aimed at his brain.

Don't Lose Your Mind: 7 Ways To Prevent Mental Decline

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

Avoiding mental decline can now be seen as a lifestyle choice and, given the research, should be started well before one's fourth decade to ensure a pathway towards becoming a centenarian with clear focus.

How Exercise Can Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer's Death

Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

We've long known that exercise is great preventive medicine, but we generally think of it in terms of curbing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diab...

Sleep Apnea? Dementia? Small Ways To Avoid Both

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Lots of us are scared of dementia -- really scared. Most people will do most anything to avoid that fate. Now there's something else to be frightened of: sleep apnea, stopping breathing during sleep.

Why Bilingualism Prevents Alzheimer's

John Zeisel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living
John Zeisel, Ph.D.

It is hard to interpret Alzheimer's research news. Perhaps researchers, while presenting their data accurately, also hope positive results will lead to future funding.

6 Lifestyle Changes To Protect Your Brainpower

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Cindy Haines

In protecting brainpower as we age, we must focus on a bigger picture.

Head Games And Youth Sports: Have We Gone Too Far?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We have to ask, what is the risk of letting our children participate in contact sports and what can be done to protect them?

Education Lessens Dementia's Effects: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Scientists from the United Kingdom and Finland have discovered that a history of higher education both lowers the risk for and tempers the effects of ...

Study: Coffee Can Lower Risk Of Dementia

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS BAKALAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Drinking coffee may do more than just keep you awake. A new study suggests an intriguing potential link to mental health later in life, as well. A ...