Tag: dementia

Alzheimer’s may begin with damaged blood vessels

For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what sets off the brain changes that lead to the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Saunas as good as exercise for heart health

Recent research out of Finland — where saunas were invented — has shown that regularly “bathing” in saunas can slash your risk of everything from coronary diseases to cardiac death to Alzheimer’s [...]

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Ginkgo biloba aids stroke recovery

The ginkgo biloba tree is one of the most ancient trees on earth… it can live to be 1,000 years old… and it could help you live a longer and healthier life.

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Fluctuating blood pressure linked to dementia

Not only is having high blood pressure a risk factor for dementia, but according to a new study, that's not the whole story - because having a blood pressure that frequently fluctuates could [...]

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Quality of sleep can affect your risk of dementia

As we age, it can be harder to get enough of the sleep phase known as REM sleep, which occurs after you’ve been asleep for about an hour and a half. It’s the time when you’re most likely to dream [...]

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Insufficient sleep doubles chance of an early death

If you've got several risk factors for heart disease, make sure you're getting at least six or more hours of sleep each night - because according to a new study, getting any less than that [...]

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How music can benefit Alzheimer’s patients

A new study shows that Alzheimer's patients who listen to playlists of their favorite music are significantly more likely to stop needing anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety drugs, compared to those [...]

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Pesticide contamination of fruit only getting worse

The Environmental Working Group has released their annual “Dirty Dozen” report, and once again, strawberries top the list of fruit and veggies that are contaminated with the most residues from [...]

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Pomegranates help protect your brain against Alzheimer’s

One in ten adults over 65 lives with Alzheimer's. But you don't have to become part of that statistic -- because a recent study shows that eating pomegranates, an ancient superfruit, can protect [...]

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Mushrooms can help protect against dementia

As we get older, our brains aren't as quick as they used to be. But that doesn't mean you're destined for dementia -- because a new study shows you can keep your mind sharp by eating mushrooms on [...]

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