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Some Video Games Are Good For Older Adults’ Brains

Some Video Games Are Good For Older Adults’ Brains

If you’re between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the finding of a new Canadian study by Université de Montréal psychology professors Gregory West, Sylvie Belleville and Isabelle Peretz. Published in PLOS ONE, it was done in cooperation with the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM), Benjamin Rich Zendel of Memorial University in Newfoundland,…

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Alzheimer’s Linked To Too Much of This In Your Diet

Alzheimer’s Linked To Too Much of This In Your Diet

Excess sugar in the diet could play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds. Too much glucose (sugar) in the diet damages a vital enzyme which helps fight the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Omar Kassaar, the study’s first author, said: “Excess sugar is well known to be bad for us when it comes to diabetes and obesity, but this potential link with Alzheimer’s disease is yet another reason that we should be controlling…

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Can Green Tea Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Green Tea Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Green tea is touted as an amazing superfood replete with many healing benefits, from its anti-cancer properties to its heart health boosting compounds. So it is no surprise that green tea has been linked with the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. But new research found that it may offer more protection than originally believed. Green tea is high in antioxidants that fight off harmful free radicals. By some estimates the antioxidants found in green tea may be 20 times more potent…

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You Say Turmeric, I Say Curcumin

You Say Turmeric, I Say Curcumin

Either way, we say healthy Who doesn’t love the flavours and aromas that turmeric imbues our lives with? But we can also thank this delicious spice for some powerful therapeutic properties. Find out what this yellow jewel can do for you. If you’ve eaten curry, you’ve likely consumed turmeric. Not only does this spice lend its flavour and yellow colour to delicious curry dishes; it’s also played an important role in ancient medical practices like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine….

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How To Beat Alzheimer’s: Neurologists Devise A Plan To Protect Yourself And Even Reverse Early Symptoms

How To Beat Alzheimer’s: Neurologists Devise A Plan To Protect Yourself And Even Reverse Early Symptoms

As a high-powered lawyer at the top of her game, Evelyne had always been efficient, authoritative and in control. But when she reached 60, she reluctantly began to accept that her mind wasn’t as sharp as it once had been. She found herself increasingly confounded by a nagging sense of confusion and exhaustion — and started second-guessing some of her decisions. But when Evelyne found herself going completely blank in the middle of an important presentation, she knew something was…

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Health Tip Tuesday

Health Tip Tuesday

Neurobics for your mind. Get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work or choose your clothes based on sense of touch rather than sight. People with mental agility tend to have lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related mental…

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Can Gut Bacteria Affect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research finds the microbes in your gut may play a major role in escalating the chronic brain disease. A raft of recent studies has shown that the microbiome is a factor in the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. Now, we can add Alzheimer’s disease to the list. A new study, published in Scientific Reports, has shown that certain gut microbiota may speed up the development of the chronic brain disease. Researchers studied both healthy…

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This Type of Exercise May Guard Against Dementia

This Type of Exercise May Guard Against Dementia

People who worked out on a bike, a treadmill, or the elliptical showed improvement in their memory and problem solving skills after six months, a new study found. Working out is good for you in more ways than we can count, but a new study may have uncovered a new perk for people with memory problems. Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that aerobic exercise appears to boost thinking skills and brain volume in adults diagnosed with…

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Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess By Amy Norton    HealthDay Reporter   WebMD News from HealthDay TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, information processing and reasoning. Researchers said the findings don’t prove that…

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7 Brain Boosting Foods to Eat More Often

7 Brain Boosting Foods to Eat More Often

Patricia Jurek, RD, MBA     May 3, 2016 For decades, scientists have viewed food as fuel, but the latest research suggests what you eat impacts your brain, too. In fact, study after study suggests adding certain foods to your plate can sharpen your mind, build new brain cells and may even help you remember where you left your keys. With that in mind (pun intended), researchers at Rush University in Chicago developed the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay)…

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