Brain-training apps can’t match the several ways that exercise benefits the mind, research shows.
The Latest Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Social Media Posts
New and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing neurosurgery, shows that breathing can also change your brain.
There are many things you can do to make your brain healthier, and in some cases, postpone the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Aside from adhering to a good Mediterranean-based diet, here’s what leading researchers around the world say you can do to improve brain health.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, research suggests yoga and meditation may play a role in prevention and improve symptoms and quality of life for patients and their caregivers alike.
Your teeth and your brain are both housed in your head, but what does oral care have to do with the health of your brain?
The pharmaceutical industry has been on a 30 year mission to develop a drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The culprits behind the disease, they thought, were the amyloid plaques that build up in the brains of these patients. For many decades removing these plaques to treat Alzheimer’s was the goal.
But then drug after drug targeting amyloid failed to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s—the so-called “amyloid hypothesis” wasn’t bearing out. But drug companies kept developing and testing drugs that attacked amyloid from every angle—perhaps at the expense of pursuing other avenues of treatment.
What are the benefits of curcumin, the substance that gives turmeric its bright orange color, for your cognitive health?
Concomitant Treatment of Malignant Brain Tumours With CBD – A Case Series and Review of the Literature
Grade IV glioblastoma multiforme is a deadly disease, with a median survival of around 14 to 16 months. Herein, a total of nine consecutive patients with brain tumours are described as case series; all patients received CBD in a daily dose of 400 mg concomitantly to the standard therapeutic procedure of maximal resection followed by radiochemotherapy.
Antipsychotic drugs are most commonly used to treat mental health conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but they’re also often prescribed to patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia to alleviate some of the most difficult symptoms.
However, this may come with some negative side effects: A new study finds that people with dementia who were using antipsychotic drugs were more likely to spend time in the hospital than those who weren’t on antipsychotics.
When it comes to exercise and the brain, almost all studies have focused on aerobic exercise.
Speaking an extra language or two is more than just a cool party trick. It turns out that multilingualism may have a protective effect against dementia, according to data from a recent study out of The University of Waterloo in Canada. It was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in September 2019.