How pervasive is alcohol consumption in America? According to a 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 70% of those 18 years or older reported they drank alcohol in the past year with 55.3% admitting they consumed alcohol in the past month.
Researchers say brain pathways begin to erode in late 40s, but can be repaired through dietary changes
Walking, gardening, swimming, dancing linked to larger brain volume in older adults
With its hefty serving of vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry and wine, researchers have found that the MIND diet is heart-healthy and good for your brain. Scientists discovered that closely following the MIND diet may have lowered peoples’ risk of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 53 percent. Being Patient spoke to Martha Clare Morris, creator of the MIND diet, about her research, the best and worst foods for preventing cognitive decline and the study she is conducting that will determine whether the MIND diet causes slower cognitive decline, which will be published in 2021.
Researchers report a low carb-based diet may help to prevent or reverse signs of early brain aging in middle-aged people.
The number of younger Americans aged 30 to 64 with Alzheimer’s disease has tripled, a new analysis out of Blue Cross Blue Shield finds. Early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis rates increased by 200 percent between 2013 and 2017.
Blood flow is critical for life. It transports nutrients, including oxygen, to every cell in your body and flushes away toxins. Even though your brain, which weighs about 3 pounds, makes up only 2% of your body’s weight, it uses 20% of the oxygen and blood flow in your body. Anything that impairs blood flow or damages your blood vessels hurts your brain and your mental well-being.
Do you know how many milliliters of blood is delivered to the brain per heartbeat, or whether you experience pain during brain surgery? Researchers explore five things you probably didn’t know about the human brain.
“Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a specific type of memory loss that progresses into Alzheimer’s disease at a rate of 12-15% per year, if no preventive measures are implemented.” – Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
Exposure to household toxicants, including cleaning products and pesticides, was associated with delayed language and cognitive development in young children.