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More Evidence Mediterranean Diet Fights Cognitive Impairment

The next time you’re deciding between a halibut or a steak filet, there’s now one more reason to opt for fish over red meat. A new study published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia builds on past findings that lifestyle choices may help fight cognitive impairment and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

‘A4’ Study Aims to Target Amyloid in the Earliest Stages of Alzheimer’s

Targeting beta-amyloid protein before symptoms of cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s appear is the goal of one trial out of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), which recently released its first data set from its prevention trial.

Lack of Sleep Could Hurt The Brain’s Ability To Clear Out Toxins

The biology of sleep has long been a mystery. Exactly how brain and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s might be biologically connected to sleeping disorders has never been entirely clear.

Primary care doctors expect to see increase in patients with dementia in next five years

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the number is expected to rise as high as 13.8 million by 2050. Yet, according to the latest Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report, half of all primary care physicians feel the medical community is not prepared to meet the demand. Learn more about the projected incidence of Alzheimer’s dementia and the burden it places on caregivers and the health care system.

Tau Shows Promise as Achilles’ Heel for Alzheimer’s and Similar Diseases

The protein, once seen as a secondary player, has taken a leading role in combating neurodegenerative illnesses

Reduce your risk of dementia by understanding the brain heart connection

A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health describes the impact of cardiovascular risk factors on brain health for adults 50 years and older. Learn more about how taking care of your heart and understanding your risk of heart disease can improve your brain health.

How was a woman destined to get Alzheimer’s protected by her genes?

A woman in Colombia was destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease in her 40’s because of a rare family genetic mutation. But she didn’t show symptoms until her 70’s. Scientists are now investigating what protected her from the memory stealing disease. Could her genes hold the key to new treatments?

Alzheimer’s Tests Soon May Be Common. Should You Get One?

Not long ago, the only way to know if someone had Alzheimer’s disease was to examine the brain in an autopsy.

Hope, Happiness And Social Connection: Hidden Benefits Of Regular Exercise

If ever there was a time to up your fitness game, the arrival of the new year and the new decade is it. But after the allure of the new gym membership wears off, our sedentary habits, more often than not, consume our promise of daily workouts. It doesn't have to be this way, says health psychologist and author, Kelly McGonigal.