Five Ways to Protect Your Memory

It’s happened to all of us. You get to the store and can’t remember what you’re there for. Or, even with a calendar reminder, you still forget that appointment. It doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s disease or are having a so-called “senior moment.” However, research shows that memory loss can actually begin as early as… Read more »

Brain Boosting Breakfast Ideas

Your mother was right – breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Try these brain boosting breakfast ideas with foods shown to keep brain cells healthy and ward off age-related cognitive decline. Breakfast Quesadilla – need a fresh take on eggs? Try a breakfast quesadilla. Choline, a B vitamin found in eggs, has… Read more »

Why Jigsaw Puzzles are Good for Your Brain

Not only are jigsaw puzzles excellent brain training and coordination improvement tools, they’re fun, too! Working a puzzle helps develop your abilities to reason, analyze, sequence, deduce, logical thought processes and problem solving skills. These types of puzzles also improve hand-eye co-ordination and develop a good working sense of spatial arrangements. When you solve a… Read more »

Is Alzheimer’s Contagious?

In a breakthrough experiment described TODAY in the journal Nature, researchers in London suggest that some patients may have acquired the Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid, from a medical treatment. From 1958 to 1985, 30,000 people worldwide were exposed to a contagious, highly fatal brain disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). A particular protein — called a prion —… Read more »

The Facts About Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a term for memory loss and other problems with thinking skills. Other types of dementia include: Vascular dementia Dementia with Lewy bodies Mixed dementia Parkinson’s disease Huntington’s disease An estimated five million Americans now have AD, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly twice as… Read more »

Nine Brain Boosting Foods

Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, and now according to a new study released in May, that may be true for Alzheimer’s disease as well.  An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental… Read more »

6 Foods that Boost Your Memory

salmon with broccoli for your brain health

Everyone is forgetful now and then.  Try boosting your memory with these 6 foods: Cabbage – This is a good source of folic acid (vitamin B9) and is known to help memory problems as it protects the brain. Eggs – Eggs are rich in vitamins B6 and B12. Deficiency in these two essential nutrients has… Read more »

Midnight Snacking is Bad for Your Brain

midnight snacking in the fridge

There is substantial evidence already linking late night eating with an increased risk of obesity and type 2 Diabetes. But now, a team of researchers from the University of California has found that those snack attacks can affect the brain as well. The circadian rhythm of our bodies influences when we sleep, wake up, eat… Read more »

Salad Helps Women Fight Memory Loss

salad as a wig on woman

A new study using the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study suggests that low folate (vitamin B-9) intake might increase the risk for memory loss or dementia later in life. Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in leafy green vegetables, while folic acid is the synthetic form of… Read more »

Why You Should Be Taking Krill Oil

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Krill are tiny shrimp-like animals with an abundance of healthy omega-3 fatty acids necessary for proper cellular function. Here are six reasons you should be taking krill oil. 1. It’s Easier to Absorb The omega-3 fatty acids in krill oil are stored as phospholipids, which have a simpler digestive process than other forms of fatty… Read more »