More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s

Older adults who consumed small amounts of flavonoid-rich foods, such as berries, apples and tea, were 2 to 4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was higher, according to a new study led by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University.

Coronavirus: Dementia patients experiencing increased levels of confusion during pandemic

Coronavirus: Dementia patients experiencing increased levels of confusion during pandemic

People living with dementia are experiencing increased feelings of confusion, paranoia and delusion during the coronavirus pandemic, a charity has said.

Seven in 10 adults think their partner ignores them on purpose, poll claims

Seven in 10 adults think their partner ignores them on purpose, poll claims

Seven in 10 people believe their partner has selective hearing , according to a poll.More than half of the 2000 UK adults polled said they were concerned their partner’s selective hearing could be a result of genuine hearing difficulties.

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

Mushrooms Help Protect Your Brain

The study, which took place at the National University of Singapore, found that consuming mushrooms—and yes, that includes white button mushrooms—more than twice a week is associated with a lower risk of cognitive problems such as mild memory loss and language difficulties in older adults.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 663 Chinese men and women, all of whom were at least 60 years old.

Drinking Coffee May Put the Brakes on Cognitive Decline

Drinking Coffee May Put the Brakes on Cognitive Decline

Coffee Polyphenols Shown to Prevent Brain Plaque and Tangles that Promote Alzheimer’s Disease Lead researcher, Dr. Iva Holmerova commented , “Cognitive decline is a feature of ageing, and although some changes can be expected in all of us, there is some evidence that diet and lifestyle may be related to cognition.” Epidemiologic findings show that regular, life-long moderate coffee consumption (three to five cups per day) is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Millions of people failing to take free test that could spot deadly diseases, NHS warns

Millions of people failing to take free test that could spot deadly diseases, NHS warns

A free health check that could spot deadly diseases has been taken by less than half of over-40s, NHS England has warned.

Prions in the Eyes May Indicate Brain Disease

Prions in the Eyes May Indicate Brain Disease

Byron Caughey, Ph.D., from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, collaborated with researchers from Nagasaki University and developed a method to test brain and spinal cord fluid for the presence of prions in an effort to improve diagnosis of CJD in a clinical setting.8

Statin Use Linked to Dementia

Statin Use Linked to Dementia

So suggest the results of a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, which looked into the relationship between cholesterol and cognitive function.5 While cholesterol is still largely vilified, and statin use still heavily promoted, the study found that having lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is linked to a higher risk of dementia.

Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar

Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar

As noted by Perlmutter, even though there's no conventional treatment for Alzheimer's, research shows this devastating degenerative neurological disease can be effectively prevented by lowering sugar exposure, increasing exercise and improving the quality of your sleep.

Stress Shrinks Your Brain and Impairs Memory

Stress Shrinks Your Brain and Impairs Memory

Most recently, researchers warn that having elevated blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol can impair your thinking skills and memory over time.4,5,6,7 The researchers used the government-sponsored Framingham Heart Study database to identify more than 2,200 people who did not have any signs of dementia, and followed them for eight years.

Loneliness Increases Dementia Risk

Loneliness Increases Dementia Risk

Your brain health may also suffer as a result of feeling lonely, with a recent study — including the largest sample to date — showing loneliness is associated with increased risk of dementia.4 While this association has been revealed previously, the latest study is unique in that it included a diverse sample of more than 12,000 individuals with a long 10-year follow-up time.

Ketogenic Diet Keeps Your Brain Healthy and Youthful

Ketogenic Diet Keeps Your Brain Healthy and Youthful

According to the authors, “Our findings suggest that ketogenic diet intervention started in the early stage may enhance brain vascular function, increase beneficial gut microbiota, improve metabolic profile, and reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease.” Lin also told Eurekalert,20