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Boost brain health with a healthy diet - not supplements

A nutritious diet is a much better way to keep your brain healthy than dietary supplements. The Global Council on Brain Health recommends people be wary of supplements and always consult their doctor before taking them. Read more about their recommendations about dietary supplements.

Primary care providers should screen seniors for decline in memory and thinking skills

The Alzheimer’s Association’s latest Facts and Figures report found most seniors are not evaluated for memory and thinking problems by their primary care providers. Learn more about the role these doctors can play in the early identification of cognitive decline and the importance of talking with your doctor if you have concerns.

Keeping your blood pressure low could reduce your risk of memory issues

Scientific evidence suggests keeping your top blood pressure number at 130 or below can reduce your risk for memory and thinking problems. Learn more about this study and how you can maintain healthy blood pressure.

A new blood test may be on the horizon for Alzheimer’s disease

A new study showed that a blood test can detect a protein in the blood associated with memory and thinking problems along with brain shrinkage. While the test is only available for research at this time, the rise of this protein years before dementia symptoms appear may signal a new way to predict Alzheimer’s and track progression of the disease.

What’s good for your heart is good for your brain

With all the talk of hearts this month, let’s take a look at how heart health affects your brain. It turns out what’s good for your heart really is good for your brain. Since the heart pumps blood through every vessel in your body, it makes sense. 

The link between stress and memory

The Framington Heart Study shows us how stress can have a negative impact on our memory and thinking skills

Now there is scientific evidence that stress can impact your memory and thinking skills. Learn how to prevent it from happening to you.

Why are study partners required for Alzheimer’s prevention trials? - Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin

Alzheimer’s prevention trials require participants to select a study partner to accompany them through the trial. Study partners provide researchers with valuable feedback about changes in a person’s behavior and function throughout the course of a study.

Registry grows in 2018– more members still needed to support research studies

Thank you for your continued engagement in our quest to end Alzheimer’s disease before it impacts another generation. As we enter a new year, we still need you, your family and friends to help us fill research studies aimed at eradicating this disease.

Positive sense of mental well-being related to better brain health

A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health describes the link between a positive sense of mental well-being and better brain health in people 50 and older. The report is full of helpful tips on improving your mental well-being and thus your thinking and reasoning skills.

Brain Donation – a Gift of Hope for Future Generations

When people think of organ donation – they typically think of giving an organ to someone in immediate need of a transplant. But donated brain tissue can be used by hundreds of research centers worldwide, providing a gift of hope for future generations at risk of developing dementias.