A Precision Treatment Approach to Cognitive Decline Using Highly Targeted Genomics
With decades of experimentation and hundreds of clinical trials, there is still no drug that has been developed that has been shown to improve memory for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other causes of cognitive decline. Researchers have hypothesized that no one answer has been found because chronic common conditions likeRead
Inhaling Menthol Improves Cognitive Function in Alzheimer’s Patients
A Spanish study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology found that smelling menthol modulated immunity and improved cognition in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease.
High Blood Pressure in Your 30s May Mean Dementia in Your 70s
A study published in JAMA Network Open finds that young people with high blood pressure tend to have worse brain health when they grow older.
Sleep Problems Increase Risk of Stroke
A study published in Neurology finds that sleep issues ranging from excessive snoring to prolonged napping can increase the risk of having a stroke.
Bone Health Linked to Brain Health
A study published in Neurology finds that people with low bone density have a higher risk of developing dementia than those with higher bone density.
Extra Magnesium May Help Prevent Dementia
An abundant mineral in the body that’s also naturally present in many foods, magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate biochemical reactions in the body. It plays a key role in protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation, asRead
Physical Activity Anytime During Adulthood Protects Cognition
Numerous studies show that regular physical activity helps ward off dementia and other neurological problems. Now a study in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry adds more nuance to the topic, showing that any regular leisure-time physical activity at any period in an adult’s life confers sharper memory and cognitiveRead
Sleep: Your Night Job
Any health news junkie can see that the importance of sleep has come to center stage. Our collective interest in this shut-eye time grew when studies started linking a lack of sleep to obesity. Ghrelin, an appetite regulatory hormone, became known as the “carb gremlin” with nutritionists reminding us that fewerRead
New Active Compounds in Lion’s Mane Enhance Brain Health & Memory
Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) has been prized for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for its brain- and health-boosting properties. Now researchers from The University of Queensland have taken a big step in better understanding it, thanks to the discovery of bioactive compounds that increase nerve growth and improve memory. TheseRead
Too Little Choline Is Linked with Alzheimer’s
The research on choline’s brain-boosting benefits keeps building. In the latest study from Aging Cell, researchers have linked a deficiency in this vitamin-like nutrient with Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Insufficient levels of choline, a methyl donor often grouped with B vitamins, negatively impact other organs in addition to the brain,Read