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…
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Do you feel as if you’ve been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory.
Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned and
One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or
The critical difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia is that Alzheimer’s is a specific disease and dementia is a term used to describe symptoms that can be caused by a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). So, the answer to the question, “Is there a difference between Alzheimer’s and
New research by Harvard scientists has galvanized the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research community, with findings that suggest that a protein called repressor element 1-silencing transcription factor (REST)—once thought to be active only in the fetal brain—may in fact play a vital role in protecting the aging brain from AD.
Dementia can be very scary. Increasing episodes of forgetfulness can leave someone feeling helpless and confused. If not addressed, symptoms can gradually worsen. But, there is hope!
What Is HDL Cholesterol and Why Do We Need It? This Good Cholesterol Helps Protect from Cognitive Decline
You have probably heard that LDL is the bad kind of cholesterol, and HDL is the good kind. So what is HDL cholesterol, what makes it good, and why do we need it?