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10 ways in which Yoga Meditation helps nourish Body, Brain and Mind

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An easy, low cost, nat­ur­al prac­tice can help us boost our brain pow­er, be health­i­er and more spir­i­tu­al­ly attuned as we age, and improve our qual­i­ty of life and hap­pi­ness. It could also reduce some of the stag­ger­ing health care costs seen today.

Curi­ous about what that prac­tice is? Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: Do you think we will soon have a pharmacological treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive impairment?

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Please answer this ques­tion and a few oth­er to help us bet­ter under­stand your thoughts and beliefs about brain health, and how we may be able to serve you bet­ter (should take no more than 5 min­utes to com­plete it):

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Study: Leaky blood-brain barrier linked to cognitive decline and dementia

sn-bloodbrainLeaky blood-brain bar­ri­er linked to Alzheimer’s dis­ease (Sci­ence Dai­ly):

Researchers using con­trast-enhanced MRI have iden­ti­fied leak­ages in the blood-brain bar­ri­er (BBB) of peo­ple with ear­ly Alzheimer’s dis­ease (AD), accord­ing to a new study pub­lished Read the rest of this entry »

Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters

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A pair of thumb-sized struc­tures deep in the cen­ter of the human brain are crit­i­cal for our abil­i­ty to learn and remem­ber. Thanks to their shape, each of them is called hip­pocam­pus — which means sea­horse in Greek. These brain areas have the unique capac­i­ty to gen­er­ate new neu­rons every day. In fact, recent human stud­ies have shown that Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Brain imaging not accurate or sensitive enough (yet) to detect Alzheimer’s disease in primary care settings

dementia_pet_imagingAccu­ra­cy of demen­tia brain imag­ing must improve (Uni­ver­si­ty of East Anglia release):

A report pub­lished today in The Lancet Neu­rol­o­gy eval­u­ates for the first time how well dif­fer­ent types of brain imag­ing tests work to detect Alzheimer’s and pre­dict how the dis­ease will progress.

The results show that the accu­ra­cy of brain imag­ing must be improved before it can be rolled out Read the rest of this entry »

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