New research on yoga’s ability to improve brain health and stave off dementia has us running to our mats.
Study identifies a short gene segment crucial for brain development and information processing. The absence of the gene segment induces altered social behaviors, learning difficulties, and memory deficits, which are hallmarks of a subset of ASD.
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.
How does excess body fat affect the brain? Over the past several years we have been describing the various mechanisms whereby body fat increases the production of the chemical mediators of inflammation, and how inflammation is the underpinning mechanism of brain degeneration like we see in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.
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.
“Persistently low fitness is an independent risk factor for dementia and death due to dementia.”
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.
Mindfulness meditation may benefit older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a small pilot study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Frequent social contact may boost cognitive reserves and lower dementia risk.