As life begins to transition back to normal, trips outside the home may become more common, necessary, or emotionally needed. Depending on your comfort level, you may choose to leave your home more often under the proper precautions, or you may choose to continue to limit your trips outside the home. Whether limiting trips or […]
The bottom line on intermittent fasting and brain aging is: The jury is still out. Although a recent review article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, summarizes the generally positive effects of intermittent fasting on health, findings differ across mice, rat, primate, and human studies. There is little data on the effect of […]
Hot off the press, researchers at MIT share their characteristic out-of-the-box approach to solving the underlying problem of Alzheimer’s disease. Leave it to the MIT braniacs to design a medical device that may treat Alzheimer’s AND do so by applying a relatively simple, known concept to a very complex puzzle. Researchers at the Picower Institute […]
The neurobiological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, both of which are specific neurological changes that occur in the brain at a microscopic level. This is why a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be so difficult in a living person: We can’t look at the brain under a microscope to check for […]
As I savor each sip of my dark roast brew, I am delighted by a recently published article about the potentially neuroprotective effects of dark roast coffee.
I wish I could tell you we had a magic pill to treat memory impairment, but we don’t. Variables known to contribute to healthy brain aging include: diet, exercise, sleep, cognitive stimulation, social stimulation, and decreased stress.