In Alzheimer’s, Personality and Cognitive Changes May Come Before Amyloid Plaques

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, what happens first: beta amyloid plaques, or the visible personality and cognitive changes common with the disease? Researchers have long believed that amyloid drives neurodegeneration in the brain. But it’s possible that subtle changes in a person’s thinking abilities may actually precede the development of beta-amyloid protein, providing more clues to the complexity of the disease, according to a new study.

Amy Di Lillo Yoga Hosts Brain Longevity Seminar Series with All Proceeds to Benefit ARPF

Yoga Therapist and Brain Longevity Specialist Amy Di Lillo, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YACEP will be hosting a three-part Brain Longevity Series covering the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention®. The lectures will be held once a month in the Cohasset Elder Affairs building, starting January 13th located at Willcutt Commons: 91 Sohier Street, Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Can Diet Improve Mental Health? Examining the Link Between the Brain and What You Eat

Scientists are increasingly certain that Alzheimer’s and other dementias are caused by many factors. Genetics certainly play a major role, but researchers are increasingly focusing on other issues such as inflammation, blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, among others. Even conditions such as untreated depression and anxiety are believed to contribute to the likelihood of developing dementia.

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