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7. Living Brain-Healthy

The Benefits of Activity
We’ve seen how smart dietary choices can help protect your brain against age-related decline. But the truth is that the most important lifestyle changes you make for your brain happen between meals: To maximize your chances of maintaining peak brain power as you age, increase your level

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

Lewy Body Dementia

Most people are familiar with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but not so much with Lewy body dementia (LBD). It affects an estimated one million Americans, according to the National Institute on Aging. The late actor-comedian Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but autopsy showed there were Lewy bodies widely spread

Q&A: Cognitive Decline; Flu Season

Q. How can I help protect my brain against cognitive decline?
A. There are many ways you can help prevent brain aging and cognitive decline. We are only now learning from recent research that cognitive decline may in fact be a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices that can be avoided.  Some

A Healthy Brain Requires B Vitamins

Folate, B12 and B6 (pyridoxine) are the nutrients that receive the most attention for improving brain health, due to their well-studied role in reducing homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that, in high levels, is linked to brain shrinkage, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline and coronary artery disease.
However, the remaining B

Superagers’ Secrets to a Youthful Brain

A team of researchers led by Bradford Dickerson, MD, and Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has published a groundbreaking study that holds great promise for the prevention and treatment of age-related memory loss.

The work focused on a small group of “superagers”—adults between the ages

Supplementing Brain Health

Smart lifestyle practices, including healthy eating, exercise, good sleep, and continual learning help keep your brain in top form. Certain supplements also may help bolster brain function. Although more research is needed, the fol-lowing supplements may help. Consult your doctor prior to use.

Ginkgo Biloba Extract. This supplement has antioxidant and

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