By: Terry Graedon October 15, 2009 0 Comments
    Juggling Increases Brain Cells

    People concerned about their cognitive function are often encouraged to use it or lose it. They may work crossword puzzles or play computer games designed to test memory and spatial coordination. Perh…

    By: Terry Graedon September 18, 2009 8 Comments
    More Snoozing May Mean Less Brain Power

    Older people who need more siesta time are at greater risk of developing dementia, according to a Spanish study of more than 3,000 senior citizens. The volunteers were healthy at the beginning of the …

    By: Terry Graedon September 10, 2009 5 Comments
    Colds and Flu May Hasten Mental Decline

    Infection with common viruses such as influenza or rhinoviruses that cause colds may be associated with more rapid memory loss in Alzheimer's disease. A study of people who had been diagnosed with Alz…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2009 2 Comments
    Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Dementia

    Grandma was right when she said fish is brain food. A study of almost 15,000 elders in China, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, India, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela found that populations with higher fish in…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2009 4 Comments
    Mental Challenges Delay Dementia

    Seniors who want to avoid dementia should embrace mental challenges. Nearly 500 people in the Bronx who were 75 to 85 years old were studied. None of them had memory problems or confusion at the outse…

    By: Terry Graedon August 14, 2009 2 Comments
    Mediterranean Diet Protects Brain

    The Mediterranean diet appears to protect people against heart disease. Now, two new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggest it may also protect the brain from Alz…

    By: Joe Graedon July 23, 2009 0 Comments
    Some Blood Pressure Medicines Benefit the Brain

    A category of blood pressure medicines called ACE inhibitors may be good for the brain as well as the circulatory system. These medicines originated from a discovery in Brazil decades ago. Researchers…

    By: Joe Graedon July 16, 2009 0 Comments
    Light Drinking Reduces Risk of Dementia

    Another study reported at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease suggests that light alcohol consumption may help prevent dementia in healthy older people. But senior citizens who already…

    By: Terry Graedon October 30, 2006 10 Comments
    Celiac Disease May Mimic Alzheimer’s

    For decades many doctors have encouraged patients to skip vitamins and eat a "well balanced diet." What that means exactly has been hotly debated for a very long time. One key component, though, has a…

    By: Terry Graedon June 12, 2006 0 Comments
    Exercise and Supplements to Fight Forgetfulness

    Most of us have experienced a moment or two of forgetfulness. We can't find our keys, even though they are right where we left them. Or we can't remember precisely where we parked the car at the mall.…