Tag Archives: healthy lifestyle

A Lifetime of Physical Activity Is Good for the Brain

Want to help ward off Alzheimer’s in old age? It may never be too early to start exercising. A new study of more than 9,000 women suggests that remaining physically active throughout your life helps keep memory and thinking skills … Continue reading

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to … Continue reading

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique… Continue reading

Scientists Identify New Genes That May Be Involved in Alzheimer’s

Researchers have identified four new genes that may play a role in late-onset Alzheimer’s, the most common form of the memory-ravaging illness that afflicts some five million Americans. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for a Brain-Healthy 2008

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent research, along with some simple ways to help keep your thinking sharp into 2008, and well beyond. Continue reading