Posts Tagged ‘aging brain’

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Exercise Trumps Brain Games in Keeping Our Minds Intact

It’s inevitable that as we age, our brains get smaller. Nerves die off, losing their connections, and that leads to a thinned out network feeding our thinking functions. But brain shrinkage isn’t inevitable, according to the latest study of elderly adults. In recent years, as more research reveals the benefits of staying both physically and […]

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Studies Show That Exercise Can Shield The Aging Brain

Evidence is mounting that exercise provides some protection from memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, with three new studies showing that a variety of physical activities are associated with healthier brains in older adults. One study found that normally sedentary older adults who walked at a moderate pace three times a week for a year boosted […]

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Estrogen Supplements May Protect Women From Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

As debate continues to rage over the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, emerging medical evidence suggests certain women who take estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms could be protected from Alzheimer’s disease. “If a woman is having hot flashes, our data suggest that she would benefit from hormone therapy,” said Pauline Maki, a U.S. researcher […]

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Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]