Losing Weight May Save the Mind
It's now known that obesity increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. New research suggests that losing weight may help reduce these risks.
Slowing the Memory Thief
While there's no cure for Alzheimer's yet, there may be ways to slow the thief that robs memories. Scientists have discovered naturally occurring plant compounds that may be able to delay or possibly even prevent the disease.
Imaging How we Think
The vast mysteries of the brain are continuing to be unraveled. Now scientists are able to identify someone's thought processes by using advanced MRI technology.
Most of Us Have the Alzheimer's Gene
You're 24 years old and you're having trouble remembering names and movie plots. It's slightly troubling, but you pass it off to having millions of impressions and images bombard your brain every day. After all, you're too young to have Alzheimer's - right? Maybe not. If you're white, you probably have the gene that increases your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Pretty scary stuff. That's not all the bad news. This gene starts doing its damage decades before AD reveals its ugliest sides, even though symptoms don't show up for years. In startling new ...
Iron and Copper Bad for the Brain?
Iron and copper are common metals used to make cars, pots, and other inanimate objects, but they are also very important in the body. Too much iron and copper can be bad for the brain.
No More Memory Like an Elephant
Where are my keys? Which row is my car on at the grocery store? Did I pay that bill? These are just a few of the forgetful journeys one makes daily as age descends upon us.
No Clue it's Alzheimer's
Many people in their middle years worry that their forgetfulness may mean they're developing Alzheimer's disease. Just the opposite could be true. Not having memory lapses, doesn't mean you don't have Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Finally, a Definitive Test for Alzheimer's
There is still no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease in a living person, but that may be about to change.
Simple Lifestyle Habits Help Strengthen and Maintain Your Brain
Use it or lose it. How many times have we heard that? Now we're learning that exercising and nourishing the brain are essential for keeping your mind fit and flexible. What's more, we now know that maintaining an agile mind doesn't have to be difficult or painful. In fact, it can be loads of fun.
Why Some People Suffer Earlier Memory Loss
Genetics play a part as does the condition of your heart. If you carry a certain gene and have risks for heart disease, you may experience memory loss at an earlier age.