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  • Another reason why people with Alzheimer's disease shouldn't use antidepressants
  • Another reason why people with Alzheimer's disease shouldn't use antidepressants
    Past studies have associated antidepressant use among people with Alzheimer's disease with an increased risk of falls and hip fractures. Now, new research published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy has found yet another reason why people with Alzheimer's disease shouldn't use antidepressants… The study, which was conducted by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, reveals that a... ››› more
  • [15 August 2017]
  • Spinach and kale can prevent Alzheimer's disease
  • Spinach and kale can prevent Alzheimer's disease
    You already know that spinach and kale are two top foods to eat if you want to stay physically fit. But new research by the University of Illinois suggests that these two greens can also keep you cognitively fit and stave off Alzheimer's disease… According to the researchers behind the study, it's a nutrient known as lutein that's contained in spinach and kale that give them their Alzheimer's... ››› more
  • [31 July 2017]
  • Managing your lifestyle factors is key to preventing Alzheimer's disease
  • Managing your lifestyle factors is key to preventing Alzheimer's disease
    Breakthrough! A recently released report has uncovered that managing your lifestyle factors plays an important role in preventing Alzheimer's disease. In fact, managing lifestyle factors could prevent up to 75% of the world's dementia, according to the report. The findings, which were published in The Lancet and presented at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) maint... ››› more
  • [28 July 2017]
  • Keep dementia symptoms at bay by exercising your brain like this…
  • Keep dementia symptoms at bay by exercising your brain like this…
    You're familiar with how athletes cross-train to enhance their physical skills. But did you know that you can exercise your brain to benefit your brain in the same way by enhancing learning and keeping dementia symptoms at bay? This is according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois in the United States. Keep reading ... ››› more
  • [27 July 2017]
  • Eight causes of mental health problems that are often overlooked
  • Eight causes of mental health problems that are often overlooked
    When it comes to mental health problems like depression and anxiety, the chances of successful treatment are slim. Statistics reveal that up to 40% of depression patients don't respond to treatment, while just over 50% report only a partial response to therapy. These dismal figures make us ask ourselves, “Could it be that we're thinking about - and therefore treating - mental health problems ... ››› more
  • [20 July 2017]
  • 10 tips to improve your mental wellness and fight mental health conditions
  • 10 tips to improve your mental wellness and fight mental health conditions
    Do you struggle to find happiness? Do you seldom have a positive outlook on life? When you're feeling down, do you find it hard to get out of it? If you answered, “Yes, yes, yes!” it's time you take control of your mental health and start working on improving your mental wellness. The following 10 tips will help you improve your mental wellness and fight mental health conditions such as de... ››› more
  • [18 July 2017]
  • You can protect yourself from Alzheimer's disease by getting good quality sleep
  • You can protect yourself from Alzheimer's disease by getting good quality sleep
    You know that prioritising sleep is critical to your overall health. In case you needed further convincing, a new study has revealed that you can protect yourself from Alzheimer's disease by getting good quality sleep! The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published in the journal Neurology, discovered that adults that don't get quality shut-eye are a... ››› more
  • [10 July 2017]
  • Improve your mental wellness with these delicious smoothie ingredients
  • Improve your mental wellness with these delicious smoothie ingredients
    With all the superfoods out there, it can be tough to decide which nutrient-packed additions would go best with your morning smoothie to improve your mental wellness. The possibilities seem endless, don't they? That's why we've put together a list of the four best superfoods to feel more focused and energised! You can mix and match from these add-ons that are brimming with phytonutrients to boo... ››› more
  • [07 July 2017]
  • Chocolate and cocoa may offer mental wellness support!
  • Chocolate and cocoa may offer mental wellness support!
    If you're one of those people who believed that a balanced diet is a chocolate in both hands, you'll be happy to know that this phrase commonly used to justify eating chocolate may harbour some truth! According to a recent review published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the cocoa bean is an excellent source of flavanols - a class of naural compounds that may offer mental wellness support as they ha... ››› more
  • [04 July 2017]
  • Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease may be ineffective for VCID patients
  • Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease may be ineffective for VCID patients
    A paper published by the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has uncovered that immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease may be ineffective for patients with vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID). To find out more about the link between Alzheimer's disease and VCID plus why immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease may be ineffective for VCID patients, read on. The re... ››› more
  • [29 June 2017]
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