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New Nose Spray Shows Promise as an Alzheimer’s Treatment

By |2022-04-25T18:30:04+00:00April 25th, 2022|Brain Science|

When beta amyloid and tau proteins go rogue, they form the characteristic brain plaques and tangles thought to be a cause of Alzheimer's. But inflammation is also an early feature of the disease and strongly involved in its development. Previous attempts to relieve inflammation in Alzheimer's patients have not been successful, but a new study [...]

Is Vitamin B Deficiency an Early Warning Sign of Dementia?

By |2022-04-22T11:35:49+00:00April 22nd, 2022|Nutrition|

In an ongoing exploration of the origins of dementia, researchers from the United States and Israel coordinated a large cohort study to examine a common nutritional deficiency - folate, or vitamin B9. We already know that blood folate levels diminish with age, but what we didn’t know is the effect this loss has on cognition. [...]

Mental Health Mineral Prevents Dementia in New Research

By |2022-04-18T11:40:59+00:00April 18th, 2022|Natural Health|

Research this year confirms studies from the past decade that show small amounts of a certain mineral can lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. This trace mineral is sometimes found in tap water, and, in larger amounts, it has also been used to treat bipolar affective disorder and depression. Let’s look at the studies demonstrating [...]

Can Antibiotic Use Lead to Memory Loss?

By |2022-04-15T15:59:25+00:00April 15th, 2022|Natural Health|

Frequent readers of this newsletter know I caution against antibiotic overuse. Sadly, it’s common for doctors to prescribe antibiotics even when they’re not 100 percent sure the patient has a bacterial infection. Indeed, research has shown that antibiotic use can result in a host of harmful side effects, including the spread of drug-resistant infections.1 In [...]

Get Social And Save Your Memory

By |2022-04-11T11:45:47+00:00April 11th, 2022|Natural Health|

As we emerge from this era of pandemic isolation, researchers have taken a closer look at the health repercussions of loneliness in older adults. The news is sobering. A brand-new study has revealed the detrimental health effects of isolation and the resulting loneliness on your health, especially your memory. Researchers discovered triple the risk of [...]

This Five-Minute Animal Recognition Game Can Warn of Alzheimer’s Years in Advance

By |2022-04-08T06:30:37+00:00April 8th, 2022|Natural Health|

Numerous tests claiming to predict a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease years in advance are emerging from research around the world. Some of them rely on blood markers observed from a blood sample while others use technology that identifies minute delays in spoken word patterns. Still others use artificial intelligence that calculates risk based on cognitive [...]

Is the Placebo Effect Real?

By |2022-04-04T10:05:33+00:00April 4th, 2022|Natural Health|

The placebo effect has confounded conventional medicine for years. This effect occurs when people take a placebo pill (a pill that contains nothing that is supposed to influence your health) or undergo a placebo (fake) procedure and enjoy a real benefit that improves their well-being. Researchers used to think the benefits from placebos were psychological [...]

The Aging Brain Keeps Up with Younger Brains Well into Middle Age

By |2022-03-31T16:54:57+00:00April 1st, 2022|Brain Science|

It's usually assumed - and backed up by a large body of research - that thinking speed peaks when we're in our twenties, after which it's downhill all the way. But a massive new study using machine learning came to a different conclusion that will certainly please all middle-aged folks. According to the new research, [...]

Is Information Overload Stealing Your Memory?

By |2022-03-28T10:01:45+00:00March 28th, 2022|Brain Science|

Our ability to access and use our memory grows with age. Hence the saying, with age comes wisdom. Yet it’s also known that our memory declines with age. How can wisdom and forgetfulness occur at the same time? This paradox is due in part to an aspect of memory that’s received little attention – memory [...]

Can You Reverse Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)?

By |2022-03-24T14:42:55+00:00March 25th, 2022|Natural Health|

New research published in the journal Neurology offers hope for those who face mild cognitive impairment (MCI).1 Investigators discovered that MCI could be reversed in certain individuals with a high education level and excellent written language skills. Let’s explore MCI in older adults and see what this new research means for you or a loved [...]

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