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  • Eating too much salt can lead to Alzheimer's disease, study shows
  • Do season just about everything you eat with salt? Well, you might want to do away with that habit - according to a new animal study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, a high-salt diet could directly lead to Alzheimer's disease. The study also showed an association between a diet rich in salt and cognitive impairment, dementia risk and reduced blood flow in regions of the brain that ... ››› more
  • [17 January 2018]
  • Another reason to eat your veggies: It reduces your Alzheimer's disease risk
  • You already know that eating your vegetables is important for packing enough essential nutrients including fibre, protein and iron into your diet. But we bet you didn't knowing that eating your greens can also reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease. Don't believe it? A recent study published in the journal Neurology found that eating one to two cups of leafy green veggies per day boosts your m... ››› more
  • [12 January 2018]
  • Exercising to prevent Alzheimer's disease: How much is enough?
  • Approximately 44 million people around the world have Alzheimer's disease, a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. By 2050, this number is expected to rise to more than 100 million. A body of research suggests that you can lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease by exercising more often. The question is: How much do you need to exercise? Read on to find o... ››› more
  • [15 December 2017]
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease: The surprising link
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep apnea, may put elderly people at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. This is according to a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In the study, researchers report that biomarkers for amyloid beta, the plaque-building peptides associated with Al... ››› more
  • [29 November 2017]
  • Chronic stress may cause Alzheimer's disease by damaging your brain
  • A body of research suggests a link between mid-life stress and a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new study published in the journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry shows the mechanism of how chronic stress physically damages your brain, potentially leading to Alzheimer's disease. According to the scientists behind the study, neurons involved in chronic anxiety and fear “extensively o... ››› more
  • [08 November 2017]
  • Three weird factors that increase your Alzheimer's disease risk
  • Science suggests that healthy habits promote brain health and may even reduce the build-up of proteins related to Alzheimer's disease. We're talking habits like exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight. On the other hand, there are a number of factors that can increase your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Some risk factors are obv... ››› more
  • [01 November 2017]
  • An egg a day can help keep Alzheimer's disease away
  • You're familiar with the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But you might be surprised to learn that an egg a day can help keep Alzheimer's disease away. Eggs have long been referred to as nature's multivitamin due to the host of health benefits they offer. These benefits range from healthy HDL (that's the good kind) cholesterol and reduced risk of heart disease, to lower trigl... ››› more
  • [24 October 2017]
  • Being unaware of memory problems boosts your Alzheimer's disease risk
  • It's well-known that memory loss is a typical symptom of Alzheimer's disease. That being said, memory loss doesn't necessarily mean that you'll develop dementia. A new study conducted by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has revealed a clinically useful way to predict if you will or won't develop Alzheimer's disease based on your awareness of memory problems. K... ››› more
  • [16 October 2017]
  • Turmeric may help fight off Alzheimer's disease, neuroscientist says
  • Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that affects over 44 million people globally, 750,000 of which are South Africans. While there's no cure for this type of dementia associated with memory loss and other severe cognitive problems, efforts are underway to prevent, delay or treat it. According to British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli who specialises in Alzheimer's research and has authored a... ››› more
  • [10 October 2017]
  • High-quality lemon balm can help manage symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
  • Who doesn't love the fresh, energising fragrance and taste of lemon? If you're anything like me, you love these sunny yellow-coloured fruits - whether they wind up in lemonade, lemon tea, cake or even furniture polish. And this love extends to any plant that tastes or smells like lemon, such as lemongrass, lemon verbena and, of course, lemon balm. Lemon balm is delightful in everything from col... ››› more
  • [29 September 2017]
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