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By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in The Social Thinker
Despite their popularity, there is little evidence to support the effectiveness of brain supplements. Save your cash and try these easy, science-backed techniques instead.
By James Lake, MD on August 28, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Are you looking for information on DHEA or testosterone for memory loss or dementia? Some findings are positive but more studies are needed.
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 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 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 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 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 Andrew E. Budson M.D. on June 15, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
This small brain structure enables virtually all of our memories—and it is easily damaged by a variety of brain disorders.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on June 09, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Dysfunction of the frontal lobes leads to difficulty creating and retrieving memories—and to false memories.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on May 27, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Trouble talking or understanding speech? It could be Primary Progressive Aphasia.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on April 27, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Strokes can cause dementia. You say your loved one never had a stroke? Some strokes are silent and can only be detected by a brain scan.
By Tia Powell MD on April 17, 2019 in Dementia Reimagined
Learning about dementia from a world-class scholar.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on April 14, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Previously we had to wait until autopsy to diagnose Alzheimer’s. Now it can be made with 85-95% certainty by a lumbar puncture or amyloid PET scan.
By Michelle Braun Ph.D., ABPP-CN on April 10, 2019 in High Octane Brain
The evidence that lifestyle factors minimize the risk of Alzheimer's is stronger than ever.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on March 31, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Does your loved one have depression, anxiety, irritability, or agitation from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Here are medications and other treatment options that may help.
By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on March 28, 2019 in Mental Mishaps
As we remember, the kaleidoscope turns, the pieces shift, and a new image emerges. In Alzheimer’s, we see certain features of memory more clearly.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on March 28, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
A body of data suggests that the evidence is limited.
By Stacey Wood, Ph.D. on January 23, 2019 in The Fraud Crisis
A new conceptual approach to understanding scam victims and power dynamics.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on December 21, 2018 in Cravings
New research shows that face-to-face communication can go a long way toward staving off depression in older people.
By Greg O'Brien on December 20, 2018 in On Pluto
The hope, the gift that keeps on giving, is gut faith, courage, and perseverance, along with shared holiday empathy to connect with those in need.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2018 in Managing Your Memory
Learning how to best communicate with those who have cognitive impairment can help prevent irritability, agitation, and aggression.
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