dementia

The Secret Behind Brain Training

Brain training has become a prominent and controversial subject across media, medical, and scientific fields. Revelation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as a result of repeated and persistent sports-induced brain injury has brought the need for prevention and treatment to a head. Additionally, the increasing US population of over 60-year-olds has prompted urgent research for… read more

6 Ways Scientists Are Fighting Alzheimer’s

Hopeful new research highlights the benefits of a multifaceted lifestyle intervention for those suffering from age-related cognitive decline. In a series of clinical case studies of older adults diagnosed with varying degrees of clinical cognitive impairment researchers tested the feasibility of a multidisciplinary approach to slowing cognitive decline.   The study recently published in the Open… read more

Genetic Risk for Dementia Offset by Healthy Lifestyle

We’ve all heard grandma chiding us to eat our fresh veggies and fruits; “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Now scientific research offers an interesting twist on that perspective: “an apple a day keeps dementia away!” Indeed, healthy lifestyle choices not only increase our lifespan but also help increase our aging brain power.… read more

Mushrooms to Fight Cognitive Decline

The retirement home kitchen is bustling with activity. Staff members put the finishing touches on a delicious dinner prepared for the residents and their family members. Fresh vegetables and wild rice are served alongside grilled chicken…a typically healthy meal for these aging seniors. But the unusual addition of sauteed mushrooms prompts my question: why mushrooms?… read more

Eat Your Way Out of Cognitive Decline

Eat Your Way Out of Cognitive Decline When I was a child I was told, “you are what you eat.” But somehow despite my constant consumption of baby dill pickles I didn’t grow up green, sour and bumpy. However, new scientific research is telling me that all those salty pickles probably impacted my brain development…and… read more

Four Facts You Need To Know NOW About Dementia and Brain Training

I went jogging with my mom the other day, and despite her looming three-quarter-century birthday coming up (75 for those non math-minded folks) she kept me on my toes. She has been a lifelong runner and physical fitness is important to her. But what about her brain health? Unfortunately, most of the aging population is… read more