What if we told you that some of your favourite indulgence, such as coffee, dark chocolate and wine, keep your brain healthy and even make you smarter? Well, it's true!
You already know that a wholesome diet is the cornerstone of good health - think a wide variety of foods, including dark green, red and orange vegetables, whole fruits and proteins like meat.
However, certain foods aren't ju... ››› more
Many people around the world take a daily dose of baby aspirin to help ward off heart attacks. Well, as it turns out, a daily dose of the non-prescription painkiller ibuprofen (Advil) can similarly prevent Alzheimer's disease.
The new study, conducted by a team of Canadian neuroscientists, found that ibuprofen could help susceptible people stave off Alzheimer's disease by targeting inflammation... ››› more
Drinking beetroot juice provides a natural way to stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study released at a scientific conference last week, the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.
The research suggests that betanin, a compound found in beetroots that give the vegetable their distinctive red colour, helps slow down the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a ... ››› more
You might be surprised to learn that the scary side effect of memory loss is a possibility for many commonly prescribed medications.
While it's a good idea to get any memory loss issues checked out by your doctor, you may want to consider that culprit may be in your medicine cabinet first.
Read on to learn about the common medications that can cause memory loss.
These five commonly presc... ››› more
Do you often feel sleepy during the day? Then you might have harmful plaque building in your brain that's a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
The accumulation of a protein called beta-amyloid is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. It's believed that better sleep clears beta-amyloid, while poor sleep allows it to build up, the authors of ... ››› more
Sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish and fish oil, have been found to boost the effectiveness of B-vitamin supplements in fighting off age-related cognitive decline, new research by the University of Oxford has shown.
According to the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's disease, the two natural sources of brain-enhancing agents amount to a one-two punch ag... ››› more
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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