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An Expert’s Secrets to a Better Night’s Sleep—And a Healthier Brain

We know some of the harmful effects of sleep deprivation, including an increased risk of getting into a car crash or even developing Alzheimer’s. But what happens inside of a sleep-deprived brain?

How to Live Well With Dementia, According to Science

A dementia diagnosis is devastating. While some patients given a dementia diagnosis can enroll in clinical trials that might provide a drug to slow down the progression of the disease, most are told those five words that would fill anyone in a doctor’s office with a sense of hopelessness: “There’s nothing we can do.”

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.