For the first time, an intervention – lifting weights – has been able to slow and even halt degeneration, over a long period, in brain areas particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.
Staying aerobically fit, and sticking to an exercise routine like running, is good for your brain and overall health. But new research points towards yoga as another option for those who want to protect their brains from Alzheimer’s — and who may enjoy physical activity that’s a bit more calm.
An estimated 17,000 Delawareans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is only expected to increase over the next several years. This represents 11% of the state’s senior population. Though research is still evolving, growing evidence shows that people can reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s by making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular physical and mental activity and maintaining good heart health.
There are countless factors that may contribute to the risk of developing dementia, from genetics to blood pressure levels. Now, it turns out that your waist size may also be a marker for dementia.
Professional soccer players may have a much higher risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s than the general population, a new study finds.
Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are older.
Your teeth and your brain are both housed in your head, but what does oral care have to do with the health of your brain?
A half hour of aerobic exercise four to five times a week may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults who are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
These findings suggest that choline helps to support cognitive processing, and verbal and visual memory.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Keep Your Brain Functioning Optimally