You may not expect a mental health practitioner to prescribe a healthy eating plan, but that approach may not be far off. In recent years, scientists have been studying the link between food and mood more closely. They’ve found that there may be a relationship between the risk of common
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The search for ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been a long and arduous process. Although progress is being made in many areas, years of research still have not produced therapies that can stop or reverse the steady advance of this mind-wrecking neurodegenerative disease.
Yet scientists are accruing
Saving Information Frees Up Memory Space
Saving information you have learned by jotting it down on a note pad, recording it on your smart phone, or preserving it in some other manner may clear your mind to take in and remember newer information, a study published online Dec. 9, 2014 in
If scientists were to invent a miracle tonic that helped protect and repair aging brains and boosted cognition, most of us would rush to buy a supply. Yet these benefits, and more, are already available to us—as the natural result of combining a physically active lifestyle with regular exer-cise.
There’s a mountain of scientific evidence that exercise is a boon for the brain, and that a lack of it—especially in older age—is associated with more rapid brain aging, cognitive decline, mood problems, and greater vulnerability to brain disease, among other effects. Now scientists are learning that different forms of
If you want your mind to remain young and agile well into old age, here’s a foolproof formula: Do anything and everything you can every day to keep your brain cells active.
Research suggests that regularly putting the brain’s neurons through their paces helps promote neuroplasticity—the ability of the brain to
Among all the possible strategies recommended by experts for ensuring a healthy brain, one stands out for its straightforward simplicity: Eat nuts, and especially walnuts.
The walnut is a source of an incredible array of nutrients that seem especially designed to benefit the brain, and research suggests that as few as
Over the past decade or so, researchers have linked a protein produced by the kidneys and brain with better cognitive performance and greater longevity in animals, and demonstrated that increasing this protein can reverse cognitive decline in aged mice. Now, evidence is mounting that the protein, klotho, may have similar
You don’t need to sign up for brain-training programs on the Internet or work complicated math problems to keep a razor-sharp memory as you age, a new study suggests. All you have to do is take up any of a range of enjoyable everyday activities, such as painting or another
Many foods have the amazing potential to alter your brain health and function. But, one item in particular ranks as the best food to improve memory based on current research. And, it is easy to consume daily, inexpensive, and widely available. Find out how it works here.