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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.

Stress might lead to memory loss and brain shrinkage, study says

If you live a high-stress life, you could have memory loss and brain shrinkage before you turn 50, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

This Eye Scan Could Detect Alzheimer’s in Seconds

It sounds like a science fiction movie: an eye scan that can provide information about your brain, and, quite possibly, your future. But according to two new studies, it could be a very real possibility soon.

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

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.  

Biomarkers – Leading the Way toward Alzheimer’s Early Detection, Prevention and Treatment

You might be familiar with biomarkers such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure numbers and body temperature. But what about amyloid and tau? How might these biomarkers lead the way to detecting, preventing and treating this and related devastating diseases.

The Science of Eligibility Requirements

There is much to be learned about the development of Alzheimer’s disease and how to prevent or delay the onset of the disease – this is why so many research studies are looking for volunteers. For many, that begs the question, “Why don’t studies broaden their age requirements in order to find more participants?” 

National Recruitment Strategy Aims to Open Doors Wider to Participation in Research Studies

You may have heard of the ambitious goal set by the U.S. National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. While this plan offers great promise, it also shines the spotlight on the need for volunteer research participants. 

An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trial Participation

Have you been thinking about participating in a clinical trial, but not so sure you’re ready to delve into the unknown? Alzheimer prevention participant – who’s taken part in not one, but two studies! – gives his insight and advice into the experience. 

POINTing the Way to Alzheimer’s Prevention

A massive $20 million research trial is kicking off to determine whether early intervention can support brain health and prevent decline in memory and thinking ability. Can lifestyle intervention – exercise, diet, social interaction and “brain exercise” really prevent Alzheimer’s?