Living less than 50 meters away from a major road, or less than 150 meters away from a highway, increases the risks for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. However, living close to green spaces appears to have more of a protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases.
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.
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.
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.