Researchers Identify Key Factors In Brain Aging

Researchers Identify Key Factors In Brain Aging Diabetes, traffic-related air pollution, and the frequency of alcohol consumption are the most harmful risk factors for dementia, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. An international team of researchers analyzed how certain modifiable risk factors for dementia affect regions in the brain that are already … Continue reading “Researchers Identify Key Factors In Brain Aging”

Apps & Smartphones Detecting Dementia Better Than Standard Tests

Apps & Smartphones Detecting Dementia Better Than Standard Tests A recent study found an innovative smartphone application (app) to be highly accurate in detecting a rare form of dementia. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, suggests that the app can identify frontotemporal dementia (FTD) before symptoms appear in people at high … Continue reading “Apps & Smartphones Detecting Dementia Better Than Standard Tests”

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Don’t We Have A Cure For It?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Don’t We Have A Cure For It? If scientists can develop effective new vaccines for COVID-19, a previously unknown virus that began spreading around the world only four years ago, why is there still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating disease that was first described over 100 years ago? Donald Weaver, … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Don’t We Have A Cure For It?”

What Is Languishing When It Comes to Mental Health?

What Is Languishing When It Comes to Mental Health? Sarah-Louise Kelly, a freelance life writer for HuffPost UK, said that she hasn’t felt like herself since 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic upended lives worldwide. Kelly said she feels less creative, less energetic, and less excited than she once was for life. Kelly thought this was … Continue reading “What Is Languishing When It Comes to Mental Health?”

DOPAMINE: The Brain Chemical Linked to Mood and Pleasure —May Have Other Functions Too

DOPAMINE: The Brain Chemical Linked to Mood and Pleasure —May Have Other Functions Too  For decades, discussions about dopamine centered around how this hormone provides people with a feeling of pleasure and rewards. Now, a new study by researchers at Northwestern University found that one genetic subtype of dopamine does not respond to rewards at … Continue reading “DOPAMINE: The Brain Chemical Linked to Mood and Pleasure —May Have Other Functions Too”

Cut The Risk Of Depression

Cut The Risk Of Depression It’s common knowledge that adopting healthy habits, like eating nutritious food and exercising regularly, can positively affect physical health and lower the chances of chronic diseases. Now, new research has identified seven lifestyle habits that can affect your physical health and your mental health, as well. According to the study … Continue reading “Cut The Risk Of Depression”

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk

How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk When doctors talk to older adults about their health, one topic may center around the importance of having “good” cholesterol.” A recent study, however, has added another layer to the discussion after finding that having either high or low levels of “good” cholesterol slightly increases the risk of … Continue reading “How ‘Good’ Cholesterol May Increase Dementia Risk”

Better Sleep By Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally

Better Sleep By Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally It’s a fact that our lives are organized around clocks. We look at a clock after we wake up or depend on the clock’s alarm to wake us up. We glance at the clock throughout the day and before we go to bed at night. Just as … Continue reading “Better Sleep By Fixing Your Circadian Rhythm Naturally”

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info

Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info An international research team has identified a new and rare genetic variant that may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for decades. Led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, the team discovered while studying families in Colombia that carry a gene known to cause … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease Latest Info”

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients

People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients It’s a well-known fact that the brain needs essential vitamins and minerals to stay sharp during the aging process. For this reason, eating a variety of nutritious foods plays a role in staying physically healthy and preventing brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. New research by … Continue reading “People With Alzheimer’s Disease Deficient in These 5 Nutrients”