Posts Tagged ‘physical activity’

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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 […]

Exercise Can Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

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 […]

Conference about dementia for African Americans

Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference

The Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, scheduled for June 2nd, 2012, is the signature educational event organized by the PreSERVE Coalition designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community. The PreSERVE Coalition is a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community, collaborating on initiatives that support the […]

Late-Life Physical Activity

Study Finds Physical Activity Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers say a direct link between mental and physical fitness and the prevention of dementia-related diseases hasn’t been found, but recommending more activity can’t hurt. Being physically active may help reduce one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in older patients, according to a study published online April 18 in Neurology. The study is one of […]

Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Some Memory Changes in Aging Brain are Normal

Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long. So we grasp at any news about aging, hoping that medical science […]

Reducing Alzheimer's Disease Risk By Exercising

Alzheimer’s Gene Carriers May Cut Their Risk With Exercise

People who are genetically susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s disease may be able to reduce their risk with exercise, a study found. Carriers of the Alzheimer’s gene APOE-4 who regularly exercised over a decade were five to 10 times less likely to have brain plaques linked to the disease than those with the gene who weren’t […]

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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 […]

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? Measuring Brain Wellness As We Age When it comes to loss of memory and the decline of other mental functions associated with aging, health care providers and their patients need good information to guide proper care and treatment. That is why researchers who investigate brain wellness […]