Data suggests Indoor levels of carbon dioxide may reach levels harmful to cognition by the end of this century. Projections show CO2 levels will climb up to 1400 parts per million – ( which is over three times today’s outdoor levels).
People who live in urban areas with higher levels of air pollution may score lower on thinking and memory tests and may also lose cognitive skills faster over time, or it is possible they also may not, according to a study published in the April 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology. Researchers examined the association of air pollution levels and cognitive impairment and decline in participants in two large epidemiological studies. They found an association between the air pollution and cognitive decline in one study group but not in the other.
Visceral fat impairs memory via proinflammatory interleukin-1 beta mediated microglia activation in the hippocampus.
Following personalized lifestyle behaviors for 18 months improved memory and thinking skills in people who are at risk or showing early signs of dementia that can lead to Alzheimer’s.
Frequent social contact may boost cognitive reserves and lower dementia risk.
The World Wide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS) is an interdisciplinary network to share experiences, harmonise data, and plan joint international initiatives for the prevention of cognitive impairment or dementia
The brain needs a lot of fuel to run, and mostly, it runs on the sugar molecule called glucose. However, the brain in people with Alzheimer’s disease can’t use glucose as efficiently — but it can use ketones, which are molecules formed when dietary fat breaks down.
As the world around becomes increasingly loud and cluttered you may find yourself seeking out the reprieve that silent places and silence have to offer.