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The Healthiest Nuts to Add to Your Diet

The Healthiest Nuts to Add to Your Diet

Nuts have become more popular since nutrition experts have been recommending the consumption of healthy fats found in plant foods. Studies have linked nuts with an array of benefits, including lower risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. All tree nuts are good for you, including almonds, walnuts, pistachios,

Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy eating is essential to keeping your brain in peak condition. Brain cells need a rich and varied supply of vitamins and nutrients to grow and function properly, and to resist and repair damage. Important elements supplied by foods help protect your brain from free radicals (unstable molecules that damage

Memory Maximizers: Social Interaction & Memory; Memory & Walking Backward

Social Interaction Associated with Better Memory
Hosting a dinner party, volunteering at a school, or taking part in any activity that involves a lot of social engagement is associated with maintaining a healthy memory, according to a study out of the University of Alberta. Research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s

What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Dementia is frustrating! It causes tremendous heartache and anguish for so many families. As you can imagine, struggling with any type of dementia is difficult enough, but the burden is doubled when an incorrect diagnosis is made.

Healthy Aging News Briefs: PET Scans for AD Patients; New Diabetes Guideline

PET Scans That Identify Amyloid Plaques Influence Care
A study published in JAMA in April found that giving health-care providers the results of positron emission tomography (PET) scans that identified amyloid plaques in the brain improved diagnosis and medical management for 60 percent of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Before the use

Is Air Pollution Harming Your Brain Power?

Numerous studies have linked air pollution to a greater risk of heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. Some studies also have suggested that air pollution may be a factor in age-related cognitive decline. As yet it hasn’t been clear whether airborne pollutants may play a role

Alzheimer’s Treatment Options

Alzheimer’s Treatment Options

Despite decades of research and promising developments, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. One or more of the drugs currently being tested may offer hope, but the results of those studies are still a few years away. In the meantime, there are Alzheimer’s treatment options that can help

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