Posts Tagged ‘mental’

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Mental Exercises Key to Better Brain Function

Go ahead, do it: Grab a pencil. Right now. Write your name backward. And upside down. Awkward, right? But if researchers and neurologists are correct, doing exercises like these just might buy you a bit more time with a healthy brain. Some research suggests that certain types of mental exercises — whether they are memory […]

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Can a Sense of Purpose Slow Your Brain From Mental Decline?

New evidence suggests a sense of meaning in life can mitigate symptoms of the degenerative disease, even when the illness’s harmful plaque has already accumulated in the brain. Few people would argue that having a sense of purpose in life is anything but a good thing. The Egyptian Book of the Dead even contains a […]

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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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Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk, Proven by Two New Studies | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Two new studies highlight the connections between diabetes and dementia. One adds to a growing body of evidence that diabetes, one of the most common medical disorders among older Americans, is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But intensive treatments for diabetes in those who already have it have limited […]

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Mature brain or Alzheimer’s brain – which do you have?

If you’re over 50, chances are you’ve begun to notice some memory loss. Even in perfectly healthy adults with exceedingly active brains, the hippocampus – a part of the brain important to the formation of memories – begins to atrophy around the age of 55. As this happens, no doubt you begin to wonder, with […]