Studies have already found that hearing impairment and increased risk of cognitive decline in old age go hand in hand, and a new study suggests that impaired vision may carry the same risk.
The study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, found that people who had problems with distance vision were also two to three times as likely as those with strong vision to be cognitively impaired. Read on for ... ››› more
It's well-known that chronic heavy drinking boosts your risk of health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease and digestive problems. Now, a new study has found that it also increases your odds of all types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
The study, published in The Lancet Public Health, identified chronic heavy drinking as a major risk factor for... ››› more
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is a devastating disease that robs victims of their memories and makes them shells of their former selves.
Even though scientists have been looking for a cure for Alzheimer's disease for many decades, they still haven't had much success. However, research shows that ordinary foods can offer protection.
Here are five common foods that can... ››› more
It's no secret that herbs are winners for your waistline because they're calorie-free, fat-free, junk-free flavour additions. But did you know that they offer big benefits for your brain, too?
It's true - dashes and pinches of certain herbs can help reduce anxiety, sharpen your memory and even protect against brain tumours. Keep reading to learn about four of the best brain-boosting herbs…
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If you're a big wine drinker, we have the best news ever for you! Enjoying a glass of wine every night doesn't only help you relax after a busy day, but also reduces inflammation and helps your brain clear away toxins, including those tied to Alzheimer's disease. These findings were unrelieved in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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Do you often misplace your key or blank on a name now and then? Don't worry - this doesn't mean your mind is doomed to turn into a colander as you get older!
Just like you do exercise to build up your muscles, you can adopt habits to muscle up your brain. Here are four top tips for keeping your brain young and your memory sharp at any age.
Four simple lifestyle tweaks to boost your brain and... ››› more
By now, you understand that what you eat plays a big role in your brain health. For example, fish is labelled as a top brain food due to the healthy dose of brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids that it delivers. But omega-3 isn't the only nutrient that's critical to your brain health…
In fact, there are a number of other nutrients that your brain needs to function properly. But there are two in... ››› more
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
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
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
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