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Category: Prevention and Wellness

Nearly Half of Older Americans Could Cut Their Alzheimer’s Risk
Almost half of American men and women aged 45 and over could cut their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by…
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Alzheimer’s in Your Family? 7 Health Habits May Lower Your Risk
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have identified seven steps for maintaining optimal brain health throughout life. The…
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3 Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables That May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
A very large number of studies suggest that antioxidants, the natural compounds found in fruits, vegetables and other foods, may…
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Mindfulness Techniques May Help Ward Off Depression in Caregivers
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can take a toll on both mind and body. The near-constant stresses…
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For Better Brain Health, Try a Walk in the Park
To help keep the mind and memory sharp, try taking in the trees and greenery in a local park. A…
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Owning a Pet May Be Good for Your Brain
Dogs and cats may help to keep the aging brain in good working order. And the longer you have a…
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A Healthy Lifestyle Can Mean Living Longer and Free of Alzheimer’s Disease
A healthy lifestyle can lead to a longer life, and more of those years will be free of Alzheimer’s disease,…
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Regular Exercise May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk by up to a Third
Staying physically fit may lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 33 percent, according to a new…
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Loneliness May Increase Your Alzheimer’s Risk
Feeling lonely may increase your risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. The study, from researchers at…
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Why Poor Sleep May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s
The amyloid plaques that build up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease may result in part from disrupted…
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How Your Weight May Affect Your Dementia Risk
Maintaining a healthy or stable weight throughout your lifetime may help to curb your chances of developing dementia, according to…
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Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia
Studies show that exercise is good for the brain. A daily walk, jog or swim, or regular cycling or dancing,…
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Cataract Surgery May Lower Dementia Risk
Cataracts, which cause gradual clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, are a common cause of blurry vision…
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Phone Reminder Apps Can Be a Useful Tool for Those With Early Alzheimer’s
Smartphone apps that provide useful reminders can be a helpful tool for people in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease,…
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Exercising in Polluted Air May Dampen the Brain Benefits of Exercise
Like to jog, cycle or play sports outdoors? It is good for your brain. But for optimal brain health, you…
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How Exercise Helps Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s
Numerous studies show that exercise is good for the brain, and perhaps even more so for the aging brain. A…
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A Toy Pet May Ease Anxiety in People With Alzheimer’s
Anyone who has ever loved a pet knows how comforting a furry companion can be. And specially trained therapy pets…
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Foods That Fight Inflammation May Lower Dementia Risk
Older men and women who ate a diet high in foods that fight inflammation were at lower risk of developing…
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Two Servings of Fish a Week May Help Protect Against Dementia
Older men and women who ate at least two servings of fish a week were at lower risk of developing…
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Happier Young Adults May Be at Lower Risk of Dementia
Being happy as a young adult may help to protect the brain against cognitive decline and dementia later in life.…
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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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