Speaking More Than Two Languages Has a Protective Effect on Memory

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According a study, individuals that speak more than 2 languages could lower their risk of developing memory problems. It seems speaking more than 2 languages provides a protective effect on memory in elderly people who practice foreign languages throughout their life time or during the time of the research. The study included 230 individuals…

Dementia and Vitamin D Deficiency

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According to a study, vitamin D deficiency is linked to a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in elderly individuals. Prior studies have confirmed that individuals with low vitamin D levels are more inclined to go on to encounter cognitive problems, but this research shows that this results in a significant increase…

Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures Infographic

Alzheimers Disease Facts and Figures Infographic

A study has shown that the increase of the brain enzyme called puromycin-sensitive aminopeptidase, which is the most abundant brain peptidase seen in mammals, can slow the harmful accumulation of toxic tau proteins, which ultimately result in neurofibrillary tangles, a key pathological characteristic of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Researchers discovered that in…

How Memory Works Infographic

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Researchers have shown that moderate aerobic exercise improves memory. They studied older adults who are already having atrophy of the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in all kinds of memory formation. Atrophy of the hippocampus in later life as almost inevitable. Read the full-length article: Moderate Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory  How Memory…

Everyone Can Minimize His or Her Risk of Dementia

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As the average life span becomes longer, dementia becomes more common. Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown that everyone can minimize his or her risk of being affected. Factors from blood pressure and weight to the degree of physical and mental activity can influence cognitive functioning as one gets older. The lengthening of the…

What Laughter Can Do for You Infographic

What Laughter Can Do for You Infographic

A study shows that humor therapy is as effective as popular antipsychotic meds in dealing with agitation in dementia and eliminates severe side effects of drugs The study on the effects of humour therapy on agitation, mood, social engagement and behavioural disturbances in individuals with dementia revealed both short and long term reduction in…

Omega-3 and Vitamin D Could Help Clear Alzheimer’s Amyloid Plaques

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Researchers have determined how omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D3 can boost the immune system’s capability to remove the brain of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers discovered signaling networks and key genes regulated by the omega-3 fatty acid DHA and also vitamin D3 which can help manage inflammation and greatly…

High HDL Cholesterol Levels Associated With Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

High HDL Cholesterol Levels Associated With Reduced Alzheimer's Risk

High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as “good” cholesterol, appear to be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. ”Dyslipidemia [high total cholesterol and triglycerides] and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are highly frequent in western societies,” the authors write as background information in the article. “More than 50 percent…

Alzheimers and Dementia Infographic

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According to a study, gray matter in the brains of older individuals is preserved with an active lifestyle, helping to reduce the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The influence an active lifestyle had on the brain structure of 876 individuals with an average age of 78 years was examined. The cognition of the…

Bursts Of Brain Activity Could Offer Protection Against Alzheimer’s

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Evidence indicates that the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins, which form the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, is critical for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which impacts 5.4 million Americans. And not just the quantity, but also the quality of amyloid-beta peptides is crucial for Alzheimer’s initiation. The disease is triggered by…