Tag: Alzheimer's risk

Lack of sleep keeps your brain from making new memories

New study out of Germany shows that the brain actually wipes the slate clean as it sleeps at night, and missing even one night of sleep can prevent you from taking in new information.

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Feeling older than you are increases dementia risk

A new study found that people who felt younger than their actual age stayed sharper, while those who felt older had a 30 percent increase in dementia risk.

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Fish oil supplements reduce post-exercise muscle pain

Study shows that taking fish oil supplements well in advance of exercising cut post-workout soreness by nearly half.

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Aluminum wrecks your central nervous system

Research shows that aluminum, a toxic metal found in foods and products we use daily, can affect the central nervous system much in the same way as Alzheimer’s disease. And while some people [...]

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Walking slowly may signal Alzheimer’s dangers

If you're worried about Alzheimer's disease, there's a simple test that researchers believe may give you an early warning.

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Failing sense of smell might be Alzheimer’s warning

A new study from the Mayo Clinic found that testing your sense of smell may be a reliable early predictor of Alzheimer's disease.

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Over-the-counter sleep aids linked to dementia

Just 4 mg a day of Benadryl is enough to increase your risk of dementia — of course, if you follow the dosing instructions, you could be taking 60 to 70 times that amount.

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Early signs of Alzheimer’s in the way you walk

Researchers have found that how FAST you walk is a surprisingly reliable predictor of whether or not you'll be facing Alzheimer's disease in the future. Elderly patients with mild cognitive [...]

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