Monthly Archives: January 2022

Testing the First Alzheimer’s Vaccines

By |2022-01-31T06:19:25-05:00January 31st, 2022|Natural Health|

Despite billions of dollars spent on research, the story of developing a drug that can tackle Alzheimer’s is largely one of failure. This total lack of success has led scientists to focus their attention on another approach – vaccines. They hope that by mobilizing the body to fight the disease they can stop it. Several [...]

Discover Your Risk of Dementia by Feeling Your Wrist

By |2022-01-28T04:31:44-05:00January 28th, 2022|Natural Health|

A high resting heart rate puts you at greater risk of coronary heart disease, abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure and stroke. These same conditions are also linked to dementia. So, does it follow that a rapid pulse leads to a greater dementia risk, too? And if it does, is it caused by these heart conditions [...]

Do You Live a Memory-Saving Lifestyle? Here’s How to Find Out…

By |2022-01-24T05:44:32-05:00January 24th, 2022|Lifestyle|

The science is clear that healthy lifestyle choices can prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia. Now researchers are assessing whether a simple lifestyle scoring system could identify areas where people can make positive changes in their daily lives that can help them stay in good mental shape. The test is called LIBRA. [...]

Is “Normal” Blood Pressure Making Your Brain Age Faster?

By |2022-01-21T10:01:34-05:00January 21st, 2022|Natural Health|

When researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) examined the consequences of high blood pressure, which occurs in about one out of every three people, they discovered that it might make your brain age more quickly. But that’s not all. It turns out that even normal blood pressure can be bad for your brain. Here’s [...]

Worried About Alzheimer’s? This At-Home Test Can Assess Your Memory

By |2022-01-17T15:45:28-05:00January 17th, 2022|Natural Health|

Occasional forgetfulness and delay in remembering a person’s name can be part of the natural process of aging. But when memory problems begin to interfere with normal daily life, it may be a sign of cognitive decline related to Alzheimer’s disease. Still, it’s hard to gauge if your mental status is worth a trip to [...]

Live Purposefully and Save Your Memory

By |2022-01-14T01:46:39-05:00January 14th, 2022|Natural Health|

A study that examined how well hundreds of people remember events in their lives demonstrates that individuals who view their daily routines with a sense of purpose possess a stronger memory over time. So, it looks like if you want to improve your mental recall, it’s a good idea to live purposefully. And it shouldn’t [...]

Good News: These Cognitive Skills Get Better with Age

By |2022-01-10T05:06:31-05:00January 10th, 2022|Natural Health|

Remembering new information or learning a new skill gets harder as we get older, but thankfully, some brain functions don’t head south over time. The good news is the cognitive skills that we use every day, such as understanding and using language, are usually well preserved. And the good news about your brain doesn’t stop [...]

Prevent Alzheimer’s with a Water Pill?

By |2022-01-07T09:07:54-05:00January 7th, 2022|Natural Health|

Drugs licensed for specific medical conditions are often found to be valuable in treating other health conditions. This is sometimes called “off label” use. There are a surprising number of drugs in this category, including a common water pill that’s prescribed to heart patients. The latest research shows that this water pill may have another [...]

Listening to Your Favorite Songs Does Your Brain a Favor

By |2022-01-03T10:05:53-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Natural Health|

Years ago, the comedian Bob Hope used the song “Thanks for the Memories” as his theme song. Now, brain researchers are humming a similar tune. Because it turns out that listening to old, familiar songs is not only soothing, but it could also improve brain function and recall. Researchers say they have good evidence that [...]

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