Steps You Can Take To Guard Against Dementia

We all hope that medicine will find the golden cure to erase the threat of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease from our lives. Fortunately, while research to do exactly that is happening, there already are  plenty of steps you can take to keep your brain healthy. More and more, physicians and researchers find that one of … Read More

Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

The Denver Broncos said Wednesday that owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the NFL team because of his Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, fatal disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills and impairs basic daily functions.  Bowlen, whose team won two Super Bowls and who oversaw one of the NFL’s most consistently … Read More

You, MS and the Mind: Overcoming Cognitive Challenges

When people think about multiple sclerosis (MS), they may not associate it with memory loss, difficulty concentrating or struggles with organization. But if you or someone close to you has MS, these can be troubling symptoms.  It’s more common to think first about physical impairments, even though at least 65 percent of MS patients also … Read More

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You Can Strengthen Your Brain Power

We know that exercising your body can make your muscles and heart stronger. Increasingly, research shows that exercising your mind can make your brain more powerful, too.  One of the best ways to build mind power is to learn a new skill, a recent study found. A group of older adults who spent about 16 hours a week … Read More

Statins Don’t Cause Memory Loss, Study Reaffirms

Statins are some of the drugs most often prescribed in the United States. They are an effective tool in the prevention of stroke and heart disease, but last year, stories circulating in the media about statins and memory loss caused confusion among patients. A recent, comprehensive review of multiple studies failed to find evidence that … Read More

Lost My Keys Again — Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging?

You forget someone’s name. You lose your keys. You struggle to think of a common word. It’s upsetting but we all forget things more often as we get older. So how can you tell if your little memory lapses are a normal part of aging or an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease? Experts say forgetfulness … Read More

Middle-aged Clumsiness? Could Be Early Alzheimer’s

We all know the signs of Alzheimer’s to watch for in our older loved ones — poor short-term memory, trouble with language or difficulty with familiar tasks. But when Alzheimer’s strikes adults 65 or younger — often called early-onset, but more accurately young-onset — the initial signs are often unexpected. “Younger people can have memory … Read More

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Omega-3s Linked to Better Memory Later in Life

Remember this, because it just might improve your memory: more fish, less steak. A new study — confirming earlier findings — shows that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like those in the Mediterranean diet, may help preserve memory and thinking abilities later in life. The Mediterranean diet and omega-3 The study, which teamed … Read More

Staying Active May Save Your Brain

It makes sense: staying active mentally and physically as we age keeps our minds sharper. Now research backs it up. A new study finds a combination of mental and physical activity may help improve brain function in older adults. Neurologist Babik Tousi, MD, didn’t take part in the study, but says no matter what activity … Read More