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8. Helping Yourself

Although there is still no cure for dementia, our growing knowledge of the factors involved in its development have demonstrated that the lifestyle choices we make help to reduce our personal risk. Furthermore, you don’t have to be in your twenties for those changes to have an impact. A groundbreaking

8. Heart-Brain Healthy Habits

Our 10-day plan and sample recipes can give you a jump-start on healthy eating habits that will benefit your heart and brain. Diet is only part of the equation, however: Getting plenty of physical activity, sleeping well, and keeping your stress level down are essential, too.
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The scientific evidence that

Cortisol: Too Much of This Stress Hormone Can Poison the Brain

Yet another study has added to a mound of evidence that suggests that chronically high levels of the stress hormone cortisol can wreak havoc on the brain. The research—presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in May 2013—supports earlier studies in suggesting that lowering stress levels may be an important

Newest Treatment for Afib: Yoga

Atrial fibrillation (Afib), which affects about 2.7 million Americans, dramatically raises the risk for stroke, is linked with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, and increases the risk for heart failure and death. A recent study conducted by MGH researcher Jeremy Ruskin, MD, and colleagues (Annals of Internal Medicine,

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

Lack of Inhibitory Control—A Sign of Possible Brain Problems

Some decline in a person’s ability to exercise inhibitory control—an important brain function that allows people to suppress actions and resist interference from irrelevant stimuli—is normal with increasing age. But significant change appears to signal incipient brain problems and may make earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative processes possible, research suggests..
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