New research on yoga’s ability to improve brain health and stave off dementia has us running to our mats.
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.
Cognitive performance may predict the progression from normal to abnormal levels of Alzheimer’s associated amyloid-beta.
Adding walnuts to your diet could help protect against age-related cognitive decline, a new study reports. Walnuts contain polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids, which counteract the oxidative stress and inflammation that contribute to cognitive decline.
Do you forget what you walked into the bedroom to get?
One of the most common fears people have, as they grow olde,r is losing their memory. Keeping your brain healthy and your memory sharp is about more than doing puzzles, or remembering what you needed in a room.
Researchers today said that for the first time they have clinical evidence that a series of lifestyle changes and medical interventions can slow cognitive decline from Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases.
Frequent social contact may boost cognitive reserves and lower dementia risk.