It really is all in your head—all three pounds and 100 billion neurons of it, that super biocomputer affectionately known as the brain. And now that Americans live, on average, for 78 years (three decades longer than they did in 1900), it doesn’t take, well, a brain surgeon to figure out that nurturing the brain’s … Read more Brain Health—8 Ways to Feed Your Brain
By: Dr Joel Fuhrman MD High blood pressure increases dementia risk The small arteries of the brain are sensitive to elevations in blood pressure, and long-term hypertension carries the risk of injury to these small vessels, impairing blood flow and resulting in damage to or atrophy of brain tissue. As such, high blood pressure is hazardous to … Read more 20-Year Study Shows That High Blood Pressure Can Lead To Alzheimer’s
Ask anyone over age 40 what they most fear in old age, and chances are that memory loss—and its far more serious cousins, dementia and Alzheimer’s —are at the top of the list, right up there with running out of money. We’ve all had some contact with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Whether a friend, relative, mother, father, … Read more Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Older adults appear more easily distracted by irrelevant information than younger people when they experience stress or powerful emotions — and a specific network in the brain recently identified as the epicenter for Alzheimer’s and dementia may be to blame. A USC-led study finds that seniors’ attention shortfall is associated with the locus coeruleus, a … Read more Do We Get Distracted Easier As We Age?
We all get sick from time to time. We all have accidents. That’s why we have doctors and hospitals – so that if and when something happens, we can be put together again (hopefully), and learn some lessons about being more careful and living a healthier lifestyle along the way. What are the most common … Read more What are the Most Common Health Complaints in the USA?
One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment … Read more A Promising Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. The study also identified a way that doctors can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s by looking … Read more The New Root Cause of Alzheimer’s and It’s Preventable!
First Case Study to Show Direct Link Between Alzheimer’s and Aluminum Toxicity Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson’s disease. However, definitive scientific proof is difficult to establish due toth the lack of longitudinal studies, as … Read more New Study Confirms Alzheimer’s and Aluminum Link Can No Longer Be Ignored
National Public Radio’s Daniel Schorr is the kind of guy who would make any aging news junkie stand up and cheer. On July 19, 2006, Schorr turned 90, yet he still performs at an undiminished level in one of the most demanding jobs in today’s media. He began his career at CBS News in 1953 … Read more The connection between heart health and Alzheimer’s that nobody talks about
By Catherine Guthrie George Sisco was near the breaking point. Throughout ten years of grappling with major depression, he had tried several antidepressants, with disappointing results. The drugs enabled him to function, but not much more. They never really made him feel good. And far too often, their side effects left him reeling. Then he … Read more Find Out How This Vitamin Can Eliminate Depression and Prevent Alzheimer’s