Is It Aging or Alzheimer’s?

Is Your Memory Slipping? We all forget things sometimes, especially when life gets busy. You may start to notice this happening more often as you get older. Mild memory loss can be a normal part of aging. It doesn't necessarily mean you're going to have dementia. Only 1% of people over age 65 with normal age-related memory issues will get dementia each year. When Forgetfulness Is a Problem If memory loss makes it hard for you to handle...

Study finds mushrooms magnify memory by boosting nerve growth

University of Queensland – Researchers from The University of Queensland have discovered the active compound from an edible mushroom that boosts nerve growth and enhances memory. Professor Frederic Meunier from the Queensland Brain Institute said the team had identified new active compounds from the mushroom, Hericium erinaceus. "Extracts from these so-called 'lion's mane' mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine in Asian countries for centuries, but we wanted to scientifically determine their potential effect on brain...

World’s oldest person on the keys to longevity: ‘stay away from toxic people’

María Branyas was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight. María Branyas Morera was born in California and moved back to Spain when she was eight. Photograph: Guinness World Records

Reduce stress, improve sleep with police academy breathing technique

Combat breathing can positively impact the time we spend with others, our ability to focus and the quality of our sleep.

7 brain health hacks to strengthen memory, improve mood, and feel less stressed

FORTUNE – We can take care of our brains like we do the rest of our body in order to help us think logically and strengthen our emotional processing throughout the day. Daily habits keep our brains healthy, and as the New Year kicks into full swing, it’s a great time to think about small ways to incorporate new tools into your routine. Research shows that taking breaks, practicing gratitude, and trying something new can support...

Transgender people have alarmingly high suicide rate

THE HILL – Transgender people were more than two times as likely than others to struggle with anxiety or depression during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. About 65 percent of those who identify as transgender reported symptoms of anxiety during the pandemic, while just 27 percent of other people said the same. Another 58 percent of transgender people said they experienced symptoms of depression during...

A brain expert shares his 7 ‘hard rules’ for boosting memory and fighting off dementia

As a neuroscience researcher, here are seven hard rules I live by to keep my brain sharp and fight off dementia.

Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s More Than Men? Study Offers Clue

MEDSCAPE – Of the more than 6 million Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. age 65 or older, nearly two-thirds are women. A new study may help explain the gender gap — and offer clues to new treatments for helping patients of both sexes fight back. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University zeroed in on a gene named USP11, found on the X chromosome. Women have two X chromosomes, while men at birth have one X and...

Nightmares in middle age could be a warning of future dementia: study

Middle-aged people between 35 and 64 who had bad dreams on a weekly basis were four times more likely to experience a decline in cognitive function over the following decade, a precursor to dementia.

COVID-19 could more than double chance of Alzheimer’s disease in seniors, study says

Based on the research by Case Western University’s Reserve School of Medicine, risk of Alzheimer’s disease in seniors doubled over a one-year period following a COVID-19 infection.

5 Surprising Causes of Memory Loss

If you have difficulty remembering things, your mind may make the leap to Alzheimer’s disease — but that’s not the only cause of memory loss.

Anne Heche Is Brain Dead

Anne Heche remains in critical condition as police continue to investigate her car crash.

Bobby Crimo: Stoner, Wannabe Rapper, Product Of Failed Parenting

Confessed Highland Park shooter Robert Crimo III admitted to cops three years ago that he was a depressed teenage drug user when quizzed about threatening to “kill everyone” in his family, newly released documents show ...

Single Brain Scan Can Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Quickly; 98% Accurate

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON – A new machine learning algorithm can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from a single MRI brain scan, using a standard MRI machine available in most hospitals. New research breakthrough uses machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including in regions not previously associated with Alzheimer’s. The advantage of the technique is its simplicity and the fact that it can identify the disease at an early stage when it can be...
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