A simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), according to a recent study (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Feb. 3). “Worsening subjective memory is marked by situations such as recognizing that you can’t remember the name of a person or
You may take a statin to help improve your cholesterol profile, but research suggests that there may be additional benefits, as well as some potential risks, to go along with these widely prescribed medications.
Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The
When it comes to leading a long, healthy life, it’s important not to take things for granted. Some people might prefer to spend their time sitting on the couch in front of the television, but not taking advantage of your ability to take a stroll around the block now could
Aerobic exercise improves brain blood flow to key areas
Exercising on a stationary bike or treadmill increased blood flow to areas of the brain involved in memory and cognition, according to a study that appeared online Nov. 12, 2013 in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Study participants were sedentary adults
While memory lapses occur throughout our lives, they become more frequent—and more worrisome—as we get older. The good news is that you can take action to keep your memory intact and possibly even prevent future cognitive decline. For optimal functioning, your brain needs proper nutrition, adequate exercise, regular stimulation, minimal
Wondering what vitamins for memory you should try? Vitamin B3, or niacin, benefits cognitive function and might even help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Do you almost always run on too little sleep? Do you have sleep problems or a sleep disorder? If so, your brain may be taking a toll: lack of sleep side effects include brain damage and problems with cognitive function.
Thyroid hormones affect every single cell of your body, profoundly impacting how you think, look, and feel. About 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men have abnormally low thyroid hormone levels.
Without enough thyroid hormones, you can become depressed, cold, and tired. Your hair can fall out and you
Exposure to aluminum is linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to the latest research. We all need to personally take steps now to reduce our exposure to this ubiquitous metal.
We all know that a poor diet causes weight gain, heart disease and diabetes. But did you know that your brain can be affected by your diet just as much as your waistline can? Fortunately, as a healthy diet can help you…