We have known for many years that cooling the brain by reducing body temperature (hypothermia) can protect it in some types of damage. Now new research published in the January 14th edition of Nature has identified a protein that is activated in response to cold that can prevent loss of connections between brain cells in neurodegenerative... Read more
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Over the years, research has suggested that as we age, diet and supplements become critically important to maintaining a sharp brain. Most of us are familiar with the Mediterranean-type diet, which includes fish, olive oil, fruit, and vegetables and is low in saturated fat. Supplements such as multi-vitamins, omega-3 fish oil, vitamin C, and... Read more
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Each November since 2003, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America has held National Memory Screening Day. This year is no different: the event takes place November 16. But what is different this time around is the urgency and significance of the initiative.
I always get asked by reporters: why memory screening day? The... Read more
What type of job would you recommend where I can stay home and take care of my husband, before he needs a nursing home. He also started to wet himself. He did it once and he almost didn't make it the second time. I am having to tell him when to go to the bathroom. I had adult underwear=depends, but I don't want to put... Read more