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Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
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Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

Strength Training & Walking Improve Brain & Memory, New Studies Find
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Strength Training & Walking Improve Brain & Memory, New Studies Find

Four new studies presented on Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada, have clarified the key role that different types of exercises can play in improving mental functioning in older adults and s...

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month
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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservat...

Obama Administration Releases New National Plan to Fight Alzheimer's
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Obama Administration Releases New National Plan to Fight Alzheimer's

On May 15, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius released the final version of the first comprehensive National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, which has been under development pursuant to the National Alzheimer’s...

Eating Blueberries & Strawberries May Slow Mental Decline with Aging, Study Finds
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Eating Blueberries & Strawberries May Slow Mental Decline with Aging, Study Finds

A new study of over 16,000 women over age 70, conducted by researchers at Harvard, has found that eating an average of one-half cup of blueberries or one cup of strawberries per week, over decades, may slow the memory and cognitive decline associated w...

Physical Activity of All Kinds Lowers Risk of Alzheimer's, Study Finds
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Physical Activity of All Kinds Lowers Risk of Alzheimer's, Study Finds

A new study published in the journal Neurology, has found that physical activity, including both exercise and activity from daily chores or activities of daily living, may significantly reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, even if ...

Johns Hopkins Releases 2012 Memory White Paper
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Johns Hopkins Releases 2012 Memory White Paper

Johns Hopkins has released the updated 2012 Edition of the Johns Hopkins Memory White Paper. According to a recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert, the Johns Hopkins Memory White Paper compiles in simple language for consumers some of the best and latest ...

Table Tennis Therapy
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The Sport and Art Educational Foundation founded the Alzheimer's and Dementia Table Tennis Program in 2007. Considered to be one of the world's best brain sports, table tennis is now recommended as a method of warding off Alzheimer's and assisting in...

Alzheimer’s Treatment and Prevention: How to Prevent or Slow Alzheimer’s Disease
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Alzheimer’s Treatment and Prevention: How to Prevent or Slow Alzheimer’s Disease, from Helpguide.org. "Although there are no magic solutions, tantalizing new evidence suggests it may be possible to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dis...

Introduction to the 4 Pillars of Prevention
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Introduction to the 4 Pillars of Prevention, by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. Discussion of the four pillars of prevention of Alzheimer’s, which include diet and vitamins, stress management, exercise, and pharmaceuticals. ...

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Do Nuts & Olive Oil Help Preserve Cognitive Function?
May 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
Do Nuts & Olive Oil Help Preserve Cognitive Function?

A new study by researchers at three universities and several medical institutions in Spain has linked a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts to better cognitive function in older people than was associated with a low-fat diet, after a...

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds
January 23, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline, New Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins has found an apparent link between hearing loss and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults. The new study was published on January 21, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical...

How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk
December 13, 2012 Posted by Contributing Author
How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk

By Deane Alban You already know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, and blindness. Now there is one more reason to get your blood pressure levels under control. This condition has been found to be more damaging to the...

Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds
November 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Exercise Better than Mental or Social Activity to Protect Brain from Shrinkage, Study Finds

A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Association of Neurology, has found that among older adults, regular exercise was more effective in protecting against brain shrinkage than were either mental or social activities....

Decline in Physical Abilities Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia Among 90 Year Olds, Study Finds
October 26, 2012 Posted by Editor
Decline in Physical Abilities Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia Among 90 Year Olds, Study Finds

A new study published in the Archives of Neurology, a journal of the American Medical Association, as found that among people age 90 and older, poor ability to walk, stand up, maintain balance, and perform other physical tasks was associated with signi...

Lifting Weights May Improve Seniors' Brain Function More than Walking Does, New Study Finds
April 25, 2012 Posted by Editor
Lifting Weights May Improve Seniors' Brain Function More than Walking Does, New Study Finds

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, found that among a group of senior women, aged 70-80, with mild cognitive impairment, those who engaged in 6 months of twice weekly resistance tr...

Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds
March 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Fitness Lowers Odds of Death from Dementia, Study Finds

A recently published study has found that when approximately 60,000 adults were tested and ranked -- as high, middle or low -- for their level of cardiorespiratory fitness, those with medium or high levels of fitness had less than half the risk of dyin...

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18
March 6, 2012 Posted by Editor
Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research, including research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease and other problems of the brain and nervous system and how to treat them, w...

Omega-3 in Fish & Other Foods May Keep Your Brain Sharper, New Study Finds
March 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Omega-3 in Fish & Other Foods May Keep Your Brain Sharper, New Study Finds

“People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging,” said Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH of the University of California, principal author of a new study publi...

Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People
February 28, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating too much may double the risk of memory loss in people over 70 years old. Watch study author Yonas E. Geda, M.D., MSc, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry with Mayo Clinic in Arizona ...

Skin-Cancer Drug Gives Preliminary Hope of Alzheimer's Treatment, Mouse Study Finds
February 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Skin-Cancer Drug Gives Preliminary Hope of Alzheimer's Treatment, Mouse Study Finds

A new study conducted on mice has found that a skin-cancer drug may give hope of providing a future effective treatment for Alzheimer's dementia. The study found that the drug, bexarotene, successfully cleared away the amyloid plaques in the brain tha...

Eating Too Much May Double Risk of Memory Impairment, Mayo Clinic Finds
February 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
Eating Too Much May Double Risk of Memory Impairment, Mayo Clinic Finds

A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic has found that older adults who ate a high-calorie diet (2,142.5 to 6,000 calories per day) had more than double the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) of those who ate 1,526 calories per day or less. ...

Four Questions on Simple Questionnaire Found Highly Predictive of Mild Cognitive Impairment & Risk of Alzheimer's
February 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Four Questions on Simple Questionnaire Found Highly Predictive of Mild Cognitive Impairment & Risk of Alzheimer's

sources indicate that up to 15 percent of people with MCI develop Alzheimer's within one year. However, studies have shown that preventive interventions such as exercise and changes in lifestyle factors can be effective in staving off mental decline. ...

The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health
January 15, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Physical activity, besides being good for the cardiovascular system, is also thought to have a direct benefit for brain health and greater memory capacity, according to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at t...

Fruits, Vegetables & Fish May Keep Brain from Shrinking, New Study Finds
January 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Fruits, Vegetables & Fish May Keep Brain from Shrinking, New Study Finds

People with diets high in several vitamins found in fruits and vegetables or in omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are less likely to have the brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease than people whose diets are not high in those nutrients,...

New Study Associates Silent Strokes with Memory Loss
January 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study Associates Silent Strokes with Memory Loss

A new study by scientists at Columbia University Medical Center in New York has found that "silent strokes" are associated with memory loss in the elderly, suggesting that stroke-prevention may help stave off memory loss in the elderly, according to th...

Improving Memory Capabilities
November 13, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

According to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University Texas Medical School at Houston, it is important to challenge one’s brain by doing a variety of different activities, such as reading books...

September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day
September 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
September is World Alzheimer's Month; September 21 is Alzheimer's Action Day

The Alzheimer's Association has declared September "World Alzheimer's Month," a time to place focus on Alzheimer's and the need for public education, awareness and action to combat the "Alzheimer's Epidemic" that threatens the world as populations age....

Diabetes Doubles The Risk of Getting Dementia, Study Finds
September 20, 2011 Posted by Editor
Diabetes Doubles The Risk of Getting Dementia, Study Finds

A new study of over 1,000 adults age 60 and above, conducted by researchers in Japan found that those with diabetes had about twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's dementia and 1.74 times the risk of developing dementia of any kind within 15 years, ...

Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain
August 30, 2011 Posted by Editor
Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

In her book, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, recently published in paperback, author Barbara Strauch, deputy science editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science, makes the ...

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