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Lewy Body Dementia: Outlook and Action Steps

Lewy Body Dementia: Outlook and Action Steps

Researchers are exploring new approaches that are increasing scientific understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies (or DLB), also known as lewy body dementia. In one study, the transplantation of stem cells into DLB-damaged areas of the brains of mice revitalized those regions and resulted in dramatic improvements in the animals’

Should We Worry About Metals and Brain Health?

The brain’s blood-brain barrier (BBB), a densely packed layer of cells lining the interior of cerebral blood vessels, is capable of protecting brain tissue from viruses, bacteria, parasites, and many chemical toxins. But the BBB is not perfect: It is vulnerable to influxes of heavy metals such as lead, iron,

6 Ways to Ensure Your Independence As You Age

A new study has found that today’s older Americans can expect to live an average of two years longer in good health than previous generations. The gains suggest that older people are finding ways to add to the number of years they can live independently, a major goal of the

Avoid Anxiety to Lower Your Dementia Risk

As if the day-to-day physical and mental consequences of persistent anxiety weren’t distressing enough, recent research has added another compelling reason to get treatment for this psychiatric disorder. A study published in the February 2013 issue of the journal Family Practice suggests that a diagnosis of anxiety may triple a

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

Stay Sharp By Avoiding These 5 Threats

The more scientists learn about the brain, the more it appears that brain aging is not inevitable. Cognitive de-cline—once thought to be a normal aspect of growing older—may, in fact, be the product of un-healthy lifestyle choices that can be avoided.

“In the past decade or so, research has identified a

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