Population Health Expert Panel Larry W. Chambers, Christina Bancej and Ian McDowell, Editors Measurement of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Dementia refers to progressive impairments in memory and other cognitive functions. A diagnosis of dementia is based on a pattern of signs symptoms such as the ten warning signs of dementia: Memory loss that affects day-to-day [...]
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Dementia in Canada We are going to reproduce a paper written by the Population Health Expert Panel for the Canadian government. We hope that you find these informative and helpful. Larry W. Chambers, Christina Bancej and Ian McDowell, Editors Variability in Cognitive Aging There is a wide spectrum of types of cognitive impairment and dementia, [...]
Q: I keep reading about disappointing drug trials to help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. What else can I do to reduce my risk and improve my brain health? […]
Don’t take chances with your brain health! Fight cognitive decline with this guide from Harvard Medical School. Dear Reader, Do you sometimes have trouble remembering the name of your favorite movie? Or dinner plans with your spouse? Are you noticing that you’re having more difficulty finding your words? If so, it could be the result of normal [...]
By Stephanie Mansour, CNN Updated 5:58 AM ET, Thu March 21, 2019 (CNN)Cardiovascular exercise is good for blood flow, which benefits the body and the brain. Research shows that regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the size of the hippocampus. This is the part of the brain involved in learning [...]
By Ryan Lacoute March 14, 2019 Although mental health awareness is rising in popularity, other aspects of brain health continue to be neglected. Brain health is covered by a wide range of topics and is influenced by a variety of factors. Each individual human body is, in part, a culmination of [...]
Aging and sleep: Making changes for brain health POSTED MARCH 11, 2019, 10:30 AM Margaret O’Connor, PhD, ABPP Contributor As a neuropsychologist, my research interests have focused on the link between sleep and cognitive health. As I have gotten older, I have personally come to appreciate the restorative power of [...]
Are you getting enough Vitamin A? Natural consumption of Vitamin A can improve chances of not getting Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Cooked sweet potatoes and carrots, dried apricots, fresh cantaloupe and sweet red peppers, cooked dark green leafy veggies (kale). https://news.ubc.ca/2017/01/27/the-roots-of-alzheimers-disease-can-extend-as-far-back-as-the-womb/
Whether you're trying to get your brain back into shape or you just want to keep it as strong as it is now, it's not only easy to train your brain but it's now considered a part of what makes aging a lot more graceful and less forgetful. Get that gray matter up off your [...]
Food is a key element to keep a healthy brain. Check out this recipe with proven brain healthy foods, in this case: Garlic Legumes Olive Oil This is a wonderfully delicious and fragrant way to enjoy black beans. You can serve them with tortillas and sour cream or as a side dish for any Mexican meal. To view full recipe [...]