The Latest Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Social Media Posts
Scientific studies continue to show us how exercise can bring a range of cognitive benefits, from limiting the risk of Alzheimer’s to giving an immediate boost to our learning capabilities. Researchers working in this area at the University of South Australia have turned their attention to neuroplasticity, finding two styles of workout in particular that give this key brain function the biggest boost.
Cognitive performance may predict the progression from normal to abnormal levels of Alzheimer’s associated amyloid-beta.
Your heart and brain are more intertwined than you think. What’s good for your heart is good for your brain, and what’s bad for your heart is bad for your brain.
Being Patient spoke with Dr. Laura Lewis about her research into the effects of deep sleep on brain health and cleansing.
6 Ways to Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve to Relieve Inflammation, Depression, Migraines and More
I read an article yesterday that has me extremely excited about the implications. The article is called “Hacking the Nervous System” by Gaia Vince.
The leading causes of death and disability worldwide are chronic degenerative conditions. These familiar diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and type II diabetes are increasing globally, at a dramatic rate, in every region, and in all socioeconomic classes. To be clear, chronic degenerative conditions exceed deaths caused by famine, war, and even infectious diseases. Importantly, this was not always the case.
Altering microglia in rats helped enhance their performance in memory tasks by up to 50%. The findings could help to develop new therapies that enhance memory function and prevent cognitive decline in humans.
Researchers announced today that an Alzheimer’s clinical trial spearheaded by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been cancelled. Initial data analysis showed the drugs being tested, solanezumab and gantenerumab, did not reduce memory loss or cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s.