Tag: prevent memory loss

7. On the Horizon

With 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by the year 2050, researchers are in a race against time to find an effective treatment, or better yet, a cure. However, progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and largely disappointing. Over the

“Exergaming”: Can It Boost Your Brainpower?

“Exergaming”: Can It Boost Your Brainpower?

Combining physical exercise with video games can help boost motivation when it comes to getting enough physical activity, but “exergaming” isn’t just for kids—it may benefit adults, too. In a recent small study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who played exergames—video games that double as exercise—experienced improvements when

Low Energy Causes May Be Rooted in These 3 Nutritional Deficiencies

Low Energy Causes May Be Rooted in These 3 Nutritional Deficiencies

It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are low energy causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral

Brain Atrophy: Can It Be Reversed?

Brain Atrophy: Can It Be Reversed?

The human brain is a truly remarkable and highly complex organ. Neurons are the brain cells that carry messages throughout the brain, nervous system, and body. It’s estimated that healthy adults have around 100 billion neurons, each connecting to 10,000 other neurons—an impressive network indeed!

Brain atrophy “is a common feature

How Much Exercise Do I Need? Even Experts Disagree

How Much Exercise Do I Need? Even Experts Disagree

How much exercise do we need? The U.S. National Library of Medicine is clear about it: at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day—that’s 210 minutes a week— and strength-training exercise twice a week.

Aerobic exercise is continuous physical activity using large muscle groups for a sustained period (a minimum of

7. On the Horizon

With 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s disease by the year 2050, researchers are in a race against time to find an effective treatment, or better yet, a cure. However, progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and so far disappointing. Over the

What Does Serotonin Do?

What Does Serotonin Do?

It’s an important question in trying to understand the chemicals that help define us: “What does serotonin do?” Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—a brain chemical that helps to activate communication between brain cells. Neurotransmitters work by binding to receptors (molecules of protein that receive external signals) on the surface of cells.

The Warning Signs and Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

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.

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