You probably know that regular exercise lowers the risk of mild cognitive impairment, or “pre-dementia,” and Alzheimer’s, but do you know which exercise is best for brain health? Step off the treadmill and pick up some iron because newer research shows strength training outperforms aerobics when it comes to improving
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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.
Worried about your working memory? Many older adults complain of problems with their short-term memory (STM, also known as working memory), which is the aspect of memory that involves keeping information in your thoughts while you manipulate it. These seniors describe an increase in frustrating memory glitches, such as being
Eating chocolate used to be considered unhealthy; but recent discoveries show dark chocolate isn’t unhealthy at all. In fact, chocolate benefits are so substantial it is being called the latest “brain food.”
If Alzheimer’s disease or dementia has affected someone you know, you may benefit from increasing acetylcholine or using an acetylcholine supplement.
An often-overlooked but critically necessary nutrient is acetylcholine. Since the brain’s ability to create acetylcholine lessens as we age, the answer to how to improve memory may be to simply
Have you “thought” much about memory loss? If you haven’t – you should! Why? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in 8 older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S.
There’s no way around it: As time passes, we tend to lose muscle mass, our organs tend to function less efficiently, and our risk of disease increases. The good news is that there is a lifestyle change we can make to mitigate these risks, and it involves exercise—particularly balance exercises
Many older adults complain of problems with their short-term memory (STM, also known as working memory), which is the aspect of memory that involves keeping information in your thoughts while you manipulate it. These seniors describe an increase in frustrating memory glitches, such as being unable to remember an address
Forgetfulness—a part of aging as familiar as wrinkles and graying hair—can be a source of worry for many seniors. Is the growing tendency to forget words, recall names, or lose track of car keys normal… or is it an early sign of dementia?
The good news is that in most cases,
The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to “brain vitamins” to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at