The historical practice of mindfulness is a burgeoning integrated medicine field associated with benefits for people with issues ranging from insomnia to chronic pain and fueled by more than $550 million in federal funding over the past 20 years.
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Imaging shows less brain deterioration in physically active people at high risk for dementia
Just about every day, there’s a new headline about this or that factor possibly contributing to Alzheimer’s Disease. Is it genetics, lifestyle, diet, chemical exposures, something else?
A half hour of aerobic exercise four to five times a week may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults who are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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The microbes in the gastrointestinal tract influence the immune system and the brain, possibly playing a role in the development of Alzheimer’s
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Plant-based foods are beneficial to the brain and may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Recent studies suggest that an eye test could reveal how likely a person is to develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) later in life.
Memory loss is usually the most common symptom of dementia but in some cases, patients lose their ability to speak first. Speech difficulty, known as aphasia, can range from simply forgetting a word to the complete loss of ability to speak.
Physical activity may help to protect brain regions that are sensitive to neurodegeneration, according to new research in NeuroImage: Clinical that examined cognitive decline in the elderly.
Brain’s immune cells can disrupt neurogenesis in genetic forms of disease