How The Outdoors Can Save Your Memory

By |2023-07-21T16:17:07-04:00May 29th, 2023|Lifestyle|

Whether it’s the greenery of gardens and parks or the blue hues of aquatic environments, immersing oneself in nature reduces the risk of serious psychological distress - the kind that can lead to mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The academic world virtually ignored the effects of nature on human health until the term Nature Deficit [...]

This Group Activity Strengthens Memory

By |2023-05-18T08:55:19-04:00May 19th, 2023|Lifestyle|

Your brain loves your brisk morning walk. Want to supersize those cognitive benefits? Add a friend! New research from Japan suggests that when you combine exercise with socializing, the payoff may be even greater.1 The researchers weren’t surprised when they saw cognitive benefits in solo exercisers compared to their sedentary peers. No news there. However, [...]

When Stress Is Stealing Your Memory

By |2023-05-12T13:09:18-04:00May 12th, 2023|Lifestyle|

Regular readers of our family of publications have heard us sound the alarm regarding the impact of stress on virtually every aspect of our health, from heart disease to cancer. Recently, we’ve cast a particularly bright light on an ever-growing body of research linking stress and cognitive decline. We reported on a past study that found high [...]

Does Discrimination Cause Memory Loss?

By |2022-09-06T02:59:57-04:00September 5th, 2022|Lifestyle|

The statistics are shocking: African American adults are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as white adults. Why is this? Genetic factors come to mind as an explanation. But two new studies presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in San Diego have come up with a surprising and quite different answer. The [...]

Are You at Risk For Digital Dementia?

By |2022-06-23T18:45:49-04:00June 24th, 2022|Lifestyle|

Electromagnetic fields have long been linked to bothersome neurological problems. But a disturbing new report warns that exposure to cell phones, Wi-Fi and other forms of radiation goes much, much deeper. The jaw-dropping analysis suggests that digital exposure can cause Alzheimer’s disease, not only in seniors, but in young people too. Here’s what you need [...]

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. [...]

The Future of Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t a Drug

By |2021-07-16T07:54:27-04:00July 16th, 2021|Lifestyle|

Even though pharmaceutical companies keep spending obscene amounts of money looking for a "silver bullet" drug that might be able to treat Alzheimer's disease, a growing number of experts now believe that the answer to Alzheimer's disease is not going to be a drug at all. In fact, research now demonstrates that a total lifestyle [...]

Lifestyle vs. Genes: What’s Stronger for Preventing Dementia?

By |2021-07-09T10:00:17-04:00July 9th, 2021|Lifestyle|

If you’re a regular reader of this publication, you know we frequently report on new research regarding the importance of a healthy lifestyle to cognitive health. Now, a new study from China’s Duke Kunshan University provides further evidence that a healthy lifestyle is in fact linked to better cognition for the oldest adults, regardless of [...]

Money: the secret of good brain health

By |2021-05-24T12:00:29-04:00May 24th, 2021|Lifestyle|

In the search for a healthy body and brain many folks exercise, improve their diet and try to get more sleep. But research now shows there’s another factor they probably should pay more attention to: Their bank account. Studies on the link between financial health and brain health reveal that being more affluent can actually [...]

How to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia 40 Percent

By |2020-08-28T12:59:45-04:00August 28th, 2020|Lifestyle|

Whether you’ve been personally affected by dementia or not, you might agree that it appears the rates of dementia are rising across the U.S. and have been for at least the last decade. However, the latest research paints a picture that’s not as bleak as you might believe. According to a new study from scientists [...]

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