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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.

15 Things That Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease

Although there’s no cure, there are things you can do to help prevent, delay, or slow down Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

In recognition of Brain Awareness Week, Consumer Reports highlights what you can do to possibly lower your risk of getting this devastating disease.  

Cancer Drug That Might Slow Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Headed For Bigger Tests

Scientists are hoping that a single drug can treat two devastating brain diseases: Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The drug is nilotinib, which is approved to treat a form of leukemia.

Yoga, Meditation May Ward Off Signs Of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

A new study shows that a three-month course of yoga and meditation helped minimize the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

Two minutes playing this video game could help scientists fight Alzheimer’s

A dementia researcher and neuroscientist teamed up to create a game that would provide spatial perception data in the fight against Alzheimer’s. 

Early Alzheimer's disease: Living Day to Day

In this month’s Beacon we are going to focus on some of the basics of planning care on a day to day basis. Implementing these techniques one bit at a time has been shown to decrease problem behaviors and enhance quality of life.

Making Sense of Alzheimer's At School

A school in Colorado educates students on how Alzheimer’s disease works, teaching them what it is like and doing a hands-on learning experience by visiting a nursing home with Alzheimer’s patients.

Tempe launches effort to become first ‘Dementia Friendly’ city

Partnering with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Dementia Friendly Tempe initiative will explore how Tempe can become a dementia friendly community and what can be done to improve opportunities and outcomes for people with dementia and their caregivers.