MIND Diet May Delay Alzheimer’s

Evidence suggests both the DASH Diet and a Mediterranean-type dietary pattern have significant brain benefits. A dietary pattern that combines the best of both of these may be even more protective. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention of Neurodegenerative Delay) diet is associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline. This was equivalent to 7.5 years of younger age.…

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Exercise Can Affect Thinking

It is not just formal exercise that reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers in Chicago have found that ordinary activities, such as housework, walking, and gardening, may reduce the risk of cognitive impairment. People in the bottom 10% of total physical activity were more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's when compared to…

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Exercise Moderates Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s.

Encouraging results from brain researchers at Washington University reveal that physical activity may delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's in individuals who are genetically predisposed to it. In a small, obeservational study (does not prove cause and effect) of people at a single study center who carried a specific genetic risk (APOE epsilon-4) were…

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Protecting Health May Also Reduce The Risk of Dementia

After following over 7200 participants for 10 years, investigators with the Canadian Study of Health and Aging examined 19 different health problems such as hearing difficulties, vision problems, arthritis, denture fit, skin issues, stomach health and more.  Findings showed that each problem reported increased dementia risk by 3.2%.  Individuasl with 8 and 12 health problems…

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