It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Greg O'Brien on August 16, 2019 in On Pluto
If there were ever a disease that is bipartisan, that covers all territories and points of view, it is Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
By Dena Kouremetis on August 13, 2019 in (R)aging with Grace
If life is truly about quality and not quantity, then taking care of ourselves is the magic elixir, offering us the most bang for our life buck.
By James Lake, MD on August 09, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Are you or a loved one struggling with dementia following stroke? Emerging research findings for a Chinese compound herbal formula are promising.
By Christopher Bergland on August 08, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Men and women with better heart health in midlife tend to have better brain health and lower dementia risk later in life, according to a recently published 25-year study.
By Christopher Bergland on August 04, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Frequent social contact in midlife may be associated with a decreased risk of dementia later in life, according to a recently published 28-year study.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on August 03, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
If seeing is believing, what happens when vision deteriorates due to dementia?
By Greg O'Brien on July 31, 2019 in On Pluto
It can be difficult separating the mind from the soul. It takes work. The mind is just the gateway. Most don’t fully comprehend dementia.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on July 28, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
The right temporal lobe interprets emotional and other non-linguistic parts of communication—and this non-verbal communication may be preserved in dementia.
By Dena Kouremetis on July 26, 2019 in (R)aging with Grace
Body parts can be replaced, but nothing keeps us running like blowing the residue from those fouled plugs out the tailpipes after the chassis has been sitting in the garage awhile.
By Cami Rosso on July 26, 2019 in The Future Brain
Neuroscience researchers demonstrate how optogenetics can activate nerve cells in the visual cortex to trigger hallucinations in mice.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on July 24, 2019 in Balanced
There seems to be stronger evidence than ever that lifestyle changes can have a major impact on the progression of dementia.
By Scott C. Anderson on July 22, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease with no cure. New research shows that gut microbes play an important role and may help slow disease progression.
By Jeffrey J Arnett Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Adult Development Through the Lifespan
These five lifestyle tips can lower your Alzheimer's risk by as much as 60 percent.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on July 21, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
The frontal and temporal lobes need to work together for language to function—and both are often impacted by dementia.
By Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. on July 15, 2019 in The Fifth Vital Sign
Sleep isn't just important for day-to-day functioning–it's vital for your lifetime brain health.
By Christopher Bergland on July 15, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Lifestyle behaviors may increase (or decrease) someone's risk of dementia, according to new research.
By Cami Rosso on July 11, 2019 in The Future Brain
Today, Massachusetts General Hospital announced a neuroscience breakthrough: the discovery of how the genes associated with neuroinflammation from Alzheimer's disease interact.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on July 06, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Sundowning, wandering, shadowing, false memories, and even forgetting that one has memory impairment may all occur as dementia progresses.
By James Lake, MD on July 03, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Some findings support that acetyl-l-carnitine has beneficial effects as a supplement for Alzheimer's disease, but more studies are needed.
By Georgia Ede MD on June 29, 2019 in Diagnosis: Diet
What causes brain cells to die? If we understand the answer to this question, we may be able to make real progress in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on June 29, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Learn why riding a bicycle and other habits and procedures are generally preserved in dementia.
By James Lake, MD on June 28, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Do you have a loved one struggling with dementia? Research findings suggest that regular Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch help reduce agitation in individuals with dementia.
By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on June 27, 2019 in Mental Mishaps
Have you ever woken up a strange place that you don’t recognize? Unable to remember how you got there? That moment can help us understand what having Alzheimer’s is like.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 25, 2019 in Balanced
Alzheimer’s is not only a progressively debilitating disease but is, unfortunately, becoming more common.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on June 22, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
The outer layer of the brain helps your grandmother recall events from 50 years ago—even though she cannot remember yesterday.
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