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New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive brain disease that affects memory, cognitive skills, behaviour and emotion. Though the onset of the disease is not clear, it is believed to develop due to abnormal chances in brain tissue, which leads to

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Silver Surfers Less Likely to Suffer Depression

Silver Surfers Less Likely to Suffer Depression

The internet: a global network connecting millions, providing information and entertainment to the masses. Except, it seems, to the elderly. An estimated 70% of 75 year olds and over have NEVER used the internet compared to the 73% of us

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New Way to Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

New Way to Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

Since dementia is a disease that affects so many people researchers are always keen to find a cure or new ways to slow the progression of it. A study led by Dr.Maurice Dysken of Minneapolis VA Health Care System was …

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Play Video Games to Prevent Cognitive Decline!

Play Video Games to Prevent Cognitive Decline!

The brain is an extremely complex large organ. It is constantly learning new skills and appears to have the ability to change its structure over a life time, but it is susceptible to disease especially to degenerative disease. Research published …

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Exercise Protects Your Brain

Exercise Protects Your Brain

3 main aspects that effect mental functioning are;
  • Regular exercise
  • Eating a nutritious and varied diet
  • Managing emotional stress.

A study published in ‘Neurology’ concluded that being active protects the brain against age-related changes. A decline in complex thinking and

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Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

Exercise Reduces Dementia Risk

Since recent figures have suggested dementia cases are set to treble from 44million to 135million by 2050, it is clear we must do our best to prevent the disease at least until a cure is found. Researchers from Cardiff University …

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A Delicious Way to Sharpen Your Mind

Chocolate on the brain

Daily cocoa may sharpen the mind

Research published in ‘Neurology’ suggests a couple of cups of hot cocoa can aid brain functioning. A team from Harvard randomly assigned 60 people (with an average age of 73 years) who did not have dementia, to drink two cups …

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