The Drink That Could Shield Against Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease is sure making the health news rounds lately. What’s promising about this scary illness is how much we are able to help shield our minds from it. A brand new health breakthrough proposes that coffee could help older adults avoid dementia.

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Cocoa Flavanols Help Ward Off Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Cozy up to a mug of cocoa for your brain

I love news like this. It turns out that a delicious fall and winter treat could be a brain booster for older folks.

That’s right—you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in a little hot cocoa when the weather gets cooler. After all, you’re feeding your brain!

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Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Facial, Skull and Cognitive Impairment

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A gene whose mutation results in malformed faces and skulls as well as mental retardation has been found by scientists. Continue reading

The Drink That Could Shield against Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease is sure making the health news rounds lately. What’s promising about this scary illness is how much we are able to help shield our minds from it. A brand new health breakthrough proposes that coffee could help older adults avoid dementia.

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Drugs Linked to Cognitive Impairment and Increased Risk of Death

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A study has linked certain medications, such as over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids as well as medications for allergies, depression, pain, nausea, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and incontinence, with having anticholinergic effects that can cause cognitive impairment and possibly early death in older adults. Continue reading

Why You Need Sunshine for Optimal Health

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Discover How Sunlight Helps Heal Almost Every Known Health Condition–and How You Can
Bask in the Sun without the Risk of Overexposure
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One Step at a Time can keep your Brain Sharp

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Step by step by step by step. Walking, as it turns out, just might keep your brain sharp well into retirement age. So slip on those sneakers and read this.

New research shows that walking about six miles per week may protect brain size and, in turn, preserve memory in old age. The study was published in the latest online issue of “Neurology.” And what jumps out about that finding is that six miles a week is not an awfully significant distance!

The size of your brain shrinks in late adulthood. This can trigger problems with memory. Age-related memory loss is a common problem in society, but one misconception is that it’s something we all have to live with, because it happens naturally. In fact, this isn’t correct at all. There are many ways to help protect your memory as you age. And this study focuses on one: the exercise option. Continue reading