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Let’s Get Serious About Sleep

Missing out on sleep can have serious consequences for the body and the brain—including possibly setting the stage for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study. However, by learning a few sensible sleep strategies, you can improve the likelihood of a brain-healthy night’s rest.

Sleep disturbances—having difficulty

Boost Your Heart Health, Lower Your Dementia Risk

Taking steps to avoid heart disease and stroke may be the best way to preserve your brainpower as you age, new research suggests.

A study in the April 2, 2013 issue of the journal Neurology compared the scores of nearly 8,000 older adults on two widely used health assessment tools. In

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Many of us are walking around with chronic inflammation, and the reaction can be extreme, presenting as arthritis (inflammation of joints), colitis (inflammation of the colon), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) or inflammatory diseases. But inflammation can be chronic, low-grade, and the cause of vague symptoms like fatigue, brain fog,

Beet Juice—A Natural Remedy for High Blood Pressure

Researchers say that beet juice is hard to beat as a natural therapy for hypertension (high blood pressure)—just one cup of the juice significantly lowered blood pressure for 24 hours in the hypertensive people they studied.
Hypertension is a potentially brain-damaging cardiovascular condition that can has-ten the neurodegeneration associated with dementia.

Treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders to Protect Your Heart

Research suggests that what affects the cardiovascular system affects the brain, and vice versa. This interrelationship between head and heart can have life-or-death consequences, as illustrated recently by a study that found that heart patients with anxiety and/or depression face greatly increased risk of dying.

Researchers assessed 900 older adults with

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