The Link Between Stress and Alzheimer’s

chronic stress associated with Alzheimer's in new studies

You know stress contributes to heart disease, digestive difficulties and sleep disorders such as insomnia. But now research has linked stress to Alzheimer’s disease.  And it’s not just any stress, it’s the daily stress – the ongoing, unrelenting stress you experience as you navigate life – that’s to blame. The University of California, San Diego… Read more »

ABCD’s of Alzheimer’s

national alzheimers awareness month is in November

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, as many as 5.1 million Americans suffer from this mind-bending disease. A is for Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, a universal term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to impair daily living. While Alzheimer’s… Read more »

Five Foods to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

walnuts and alzheimers

The food you eat can impact your brain health. Things like trans fats and excess sugar can slow the brain down. But if you include the following foods in your diet, you just might reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 1.  Walnuts – these little guys pack a big nutritional punch!… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease: A More Reliable Diagnosis

diagnosing alzheimers properly was much more difficult until recently

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form (70%) of dementia with a devastating effect on memory, thinking, behavior and autonomy.  However, a reliable diagnosis remains difficult. More than 1 in 3 patients receive an incorrect diagnosis. An international team of researchers has made it their mission to provide a simpler, more reliable approach to the… Read more »

Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

know the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013 an estimated 5 million Americans aged 65 years or older suffered from Alzheimer’s disease with the number estimated to triple to as high as 13.8 million unless more effective ways to prevent, recognize and treat the disease are identified… Read more »

Elderly Depression Leads to Accelerated Brain Aging

those 65 and older who develop depression have a higher rate of brain aging

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older. For some people, they have been struggling with depression most of their lives, but for others, the onset is later in life. Elderly depression is closely associated with dependency and disability and can cause suffering for the individual and his or her loved… Read more »

What is Resveratrol and Can it Really Slow the Aging Process?

resveratrol found to slow the aging process

You’ve likely heard about it in the news – resveratrol – the magic anti-aging solution. But what is it? Resveratrol is a compound of molecules that comes from some seed producing plants. Resveratrol is plentiful in the skins and peels of grapes and is found in both white and red wine, but in much greater… Read more »

Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

signs of alzheimers

As is generally the case with most diseases, early detection and treatment can make a huge difference. The Alzheimer’s Association has published the following warning signs and symptoms that everyone should be aware of: 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is… Read more »

Cases of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Rise

skiing and traumatic brain injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a large number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In 2010, there were 2.5 million cases of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused… Read more »

Study Finds Cognitive Activity Battles Brain Lesions

brain lesions and cognitive activity study

What if you could take actions today that would keep your mind sharp decades into the future, despite harmful physical changes in the brain? Recent research published in the journal Neurology suggests that it’s possible to mitigate the effects of physical brain deterioration with brain-boosting activities. Many previous studies have suggested a link between cognitively… Read more »