How Lifestyle Affects Alzheimer’s

Age, family history and certain genes all play a role in determining your risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Some thought-provoking statistics: One in 10 people older than 65 and nearly half of people older than 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s can affect people in their 40s. The percentage of people who have Alzheimer’s disease rises … Read More

Video: Omega-3 May Boost Memory

Remembering to add some omega-3 fatty acids to your diet may help preserve your memory later in life. A new study finds eating foods containing omega-3s — like fish, chicken and nuts — may lower blood levels of a protein called beta-amyloid, which is often linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Carolyn Snyder, RD, LD, did not … Read More

Video: Get Physical To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

It’s never too late to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle — and the benefits go far beyond physical fitness. A new study finds daily physical activity, from washing the dishes to routine exercise, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease at any age. Ronan Factora, MD, did not take part in the study, … Read More

Tips to Boost Brain Power

Your memory deteriorates as you age, but there are some things you can do to exercise your brain a bit and slow down the process. Stephen Rao, PhD, studies brain health and Alzheimer’s disease at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. He says if you want to improve cognitive function, try getting … Read More

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Video: Boxing and the Brain

Elite boxers and mixed martial artists are accustomed to doctors monitoring their bodies to make sure they’re in top shape for upcoming fights. Now, thanks to Charles Bernick, MD, Associate Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Nevada, the country’s top professional fighters are giving their brains the same treatment, … Read More