Paula Harder Harder is Vice-President of Resident Programs at Commonwealth Senior Living based in Charlottesville. She lives at Smith Mountain Lake is also author of a book on caring for those with dementia.
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‘Re-Sculpt’ Your Brain With Exercise and Lower Dementia Risk By Up to 90 Percent, Says Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki
We know that 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help prevent Alzheimer’s and that exercise can actually slow down the aging process, but what happens to the brain when we exercise?
Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life.
For the first time, researchers have discovered how beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is often found in Alzheimer’s patients’ brains, affects the brain before symptoms of memory loss appear.
While Alzheimer’s risk increases as people age, people may be diagnosed with FTD as early as their 20s. Learn more about the differences between FTD and Alzheimer’s.
You know that exercise is important for keeping your body healthy as you age, but more and more research suggests it plays a role in keeping your mind sharp, too.
Frequent social contact may boost cognitive reserves and lower dementia risk.
Now, scientists have hope that a plant called yerba santa may fight the conditions that lead to Alzheimer’s.
When you hear the word diet, you probably think of something that’s hard and confusing to follow, leaves you feeling deprived, and involves a list of foods to avoid, right?
A test that measures beta amyloid protein in the blood is more accurate than a brain scan and may indicate trouble years earlier.