“For the first time ever, researchers have managed to reduce people’s risk for dementia — not through a medicine, special diet, or exercise, but by having healthy older adults play a computer-based brain-training game. [Read more…] about ACTIVE study: Well-targeted brain training might significantly reduce dementia risk
“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients. [Read more…] about How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles
Procera AVH Marketers Can Forget About Claiming to Reverse Memory Loss (National Law Review):
“It turns out that there is not a magic pill capable of reversing the effects of aging on the human brain, including memory loss, or at least not one we can remember right now. The FTC recently reminded the marketers of Procera AVH, a dietary supplement that allegedly combats memory loss and cognitive decline, of their responsibilities as [Read more…] about The Federal Trade Commission challenges brain health claims by Procera AVH dietary supplement
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?
Recently The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), of which I’m the founding president and medical director, presented a summary of [Read more…] about 12 Ways Yoga Meditation Helps Nourish The Body, Brain and Mind
What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As the Founding President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), what excites me leading the way in cutting edge research on the beneficial, anti-aging effects of yoga and meditation on cellular health, brain function and, specifically, memory.
Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field?
What interests me the most is how life style influences brain health during aging. What motivated me was my lifelong interest in holistic medicine and my 35 years of practice and study of stress, meditation, and memory. [Read more…] about Dharma Singh Khalsa: Why are yoga and meditation often overlooked for healthy brain aging?
Memory Loss Could Be The Fault Of Your Meds, Not Your Age (International Business Times):
“Memory loss isn’t always an inevitable sign of getting old – in some cases, common medications that seniors take to treat insomnia, anxiety, or even allergies could be to blame…Tannenbaum and her colleagues recently investigated what kinds of medication are most likely to affect both memory and concentration. In a meta-analysis of 162 experiments on various drugs, Tannenbaum concluded that the recurrent use of several kinds of medications can have impacts [Read more…] about Smart pills as cognitive enhancement? Let’s first monitor negative cognitive side-effects of common medications