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Category: Prevention and Wellness

Could Light Therapy Help People with Alzheimer’s Disease?
A newly proposed study seeks to explore whether delivering light to people with Alzheimer’s disease may help them to sleep…
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At Risk for Alzheimer’s? A MIND Diet May Help
New evidence supports the idea that what you eat can have benefits for brain health. The study found that eating…
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Having a Listener You Can Depend On Is Good for Your Brain
Numerous studies suggest that having a strong social network may be beneficial to protect the brain against the ravages of…
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Why a Mentally Challenging Job May Be Good for the Brain
Numerous studies have found that a mentally challenging job may help to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other…
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Playing Music or Singing Has Benefits for People with Dementia
Singing or playing a musical instrument is beneficial for people with dementia or serious memory problems, a new analysis found.…
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Foods to Fight Memory Loss? Try Orange Juice, Berries and Peppers
A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables may help to ward off memory loss, according to a new analysis…
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A Brisk Walk, Three Times a Week, May Help Keep the Brain Young
Older men and women who walked briskly for 40 minutes, three times a week, showed improvements in the white matter…
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Mentally Challenging Puzzles May Be Good for Your Brain
Reading, solving puzzles and engaging in other mentally challenging activities later in life may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease…
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Having the Same Home Nurse Improves Outcomes in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
When people with Alzheimer’s disease who require hospital care are discharged from the hospital, they typically receive follow-up care at…
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Why a Covid Vaccine Is So Important for Someone With Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease raises the risk that someone infected with the novel coronavirus will come down with severe Covid and die,…
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Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay
Millions of older adults suffer from a breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, in which they unknowingly stop breathing for…
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Why Vision and Hearing Checks Are So Important As We Age
Vision and hearing loss are extremely common as we grow older. But it’s not just our eyes and ears that…
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Deli Meats, Bacon May Be Bad for the Brain
Eating lots of bacon, hot dogs, cold cuts, salami and other processed meats may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s…
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Brisk Walking Improved Brain Health in People With Memory Problems
A year-long aerobic exercise program that mostly involved brisk walking improved blood flow to the brain in older men and…
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Carrying Heart Risks in Your 20s May Presage Brain Risks Decades Later
It’s never too early to start thinking about brain health. Young adults with obesity, high blood pressure or high blood…
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How Dance and Other Aerobic Exercise May Help Strengthen Our Brains
Aerobic exercise may help to rewire our brains, improving connections in areas critical for memory as we age, according to…
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Major Surgery May Accelerate the Slide into Alzheimer’s Disease
Having a major surgical procedure may speed the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or worsen its progression, researchers report. The findings…
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Secrets of the Super Agers
What keeps someone mentally sharp into their 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond? Researchers at Northwestern University School of Medicine are…
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Walk, Run or Bike for Brain Health
More good news on the exercise front: Brisk walking, running or cycling in middle age is good for your brain,…
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Why Chocolate May Be Good for Your Brain
More good news on the chocolate front: Healthy adults who drank a cocoa drink rich in flavanols, compounds found in…
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Exercise May Slow Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s
People with memory issues that are grouped under the umbrella name “mild cognitive impairment,” or MCI, often progress to full-blown…
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Working May Be Good for Your Brain
Having a paying job may help to keep the memory sharp in old age. A new study found that American…
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Can Engaging in Leisure Activities Lower Your Dementia Risk?
A number of studies have suggested that participating in leisure activities like playing cards or watching movies may help to…
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40 Percent of Alzheimer’s Cases Could Be Prevented or Delayed
While genetics, advancing age and other factors account for most cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reported that 40…
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