Sports for Brain Power
Find the Olympic Games inspiring? Certain Olympic sports may provide added brain health benefits beyond entertainment.
Too Many Carbs Bad for the Brain
A balanced diet has many benefits, but replacing fats with carbs may increase risk of dementia.
Healthy Habits Ward Off Dementia
The risk of dementia is higher in diabetic patients that also have depression. Healthy diet, exercise and treatment for depression may help lower this risk significantly.
Tai Chi for the Soul, Body and Mind
You've seen them in parks or in films: rows of older men and women moving through the slow, graceful movements of tai chi. And it may be more than their bodies that they are improving.
Cobbler Not So Peachy
Before you reach for a second helping of peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream this weekend, you might want to consider how all that sugar will hit your brain cells.
Keeping Your Memory? Eat the Good Fat
If you're craving fatty food, it makes a difference whether you reach for red meat sauteed in butter or chicken sizzling in olive oil. The difference is your memory.
Risks of Feeding Tubes in Dementia
People with dementia often need help eating and are at higher risk of getting pressure sores. Feeding tubes are often used to ensure that patients are getting all the nutrients they need, but do feeding tubes help?
Nuts May Help Your Noggin
Have an extra slice of salmon each week, or add some almonds to your weekly snacks - it may help keep your mind clearer for longer as you get on in years. A recent study has found a link between eating foods with omega-3 fatty acids and lower levels of a protein that's related to Alzheimer's disease. Foods like fish, nuts and chicken are sources of omega-3s . Regularly eat foods with omega-3 fatty acids, like chicken and nuts. lead author Nikolaos Scarmeas , MD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and colleagues set out to find connections between specific nutrie...
Berries Boost Your Brain!
Feeling forgetful? Chow down a fruit medley of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, boysenberries, cranberries, raspberries and grapes to keep your brain power fruitful.
Low BMI May Contribute to Alzheimer's
Maintaining a weight that is overly thin can contribute to health problems in much the same way that being obese can. More recently a low body mass index has also been linked to early stages of Alzheimer's disease.