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U.S. Dementia Rates Fall

Researchers from the University of Michigan recently published the finding that the percentage of people over 65 in the United States with dementia is decreasing.

“Chemo Brain” and Alzheimer’s Risk

The evidence is mixed as to whether a history of chemotherapy makes it more or less likely that the person will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

More Medications, More Risks

Taking multiple medications simultaneously is a growing problem in older adults. While most help you live longer, healthier lives, taking a lot of them can lead to impaired cognition.

Your Brain is Begging You: Stop Smoking!

Studies have shown that smokers are at higher risk of developing all types of dementia and a much higher risk for specifically Alzheimer's disease.

Gut Check: Are You Getting Enough B12?

A diet rich in vitamin B12 may not be enough if your ability to absorb it is impaired.

Is High Blood Sugar Damaging Your Brain?

Research indicates that effectively managing diabetes is one of the most important things you can do to protect your brain.

Fit Body, Fit Mind

Evidence shows that exercise benefits the brain and can reduce your risk of falls, age-related diseases, and even death.

Going Gluten-free for Your Brain?

Gluten-free diets are growing in popularity, but do they provide any benefits for our brains?

Paleo and Keto on the Brain

The Paleo and the ketogenic diets have surged in popularity over the last 15 years. But are these diets safe, and can they improve our brain health? 

Manage Hypertension, Prevent Dementia?

The CDC estimates than 75 million adults in America have high blood pressure and only half have it under control.

Can Brain Training Lower Your Risk of Dementia?

A recent study presented at the 2016 AAIC suggests that a type of brain training may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline.

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