The Blood-Brain Barrier

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The Blood-Brain Barrier

Many researchers and drug companies who investigate brain health have been obsessed with eliminating the misshapen proteins – called amyloid and tau – that collect in the brains of some Alzheimer's sufferers.

Yet, those studies show time and again that doing away with these proteins, without any other kind of therapy, does not lead to memory improvement.

How You Drive Can Predict Dementia

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How You Drive Can Predict Dementia

Driving is a complex task involving multiple cognitive processes. It's also an essential part of people's lives, so it's surprising how little is known about how changes in the brain that come with aging affect our ability to drive.

But now, using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques (sometimes called data analytics), researchers say they can predict which drivers will go on to develop dementia.

Stress is a Brain Killer

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Stress is a Brain Killer
Stress is a brain killer. It can jumble your thoughts, make it harder to learn new information, and blur your memory. As researchers uncover the mysteries about how stress can worsen health and mess with our minds, they are placing a major focus on its effect on energy production in cells. 

What is BDNF?

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What is BDNF?
Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a protein produced inside nerve cells. The reason why it is so important to a healthy brain is because it serves as Miracle-Gro for the brain, essentially fertilizing brain cells to keep them functioning and growing, as well as propelling the growth of new neurons.

Acupuncture Helps the Brain

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Acupuncture Helps the Brain
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical treatment can be controversial, but there's no question that acupuncture produces effects that boost feelings of wellbeing.

The MIND Diet

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The MIND Diet
The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) Diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 53%. Researchers evaluated over 900 seniors and then noted the incidences of Alzheimer’s of those seniors over a 5 year period.

Awakening from Alzheimer's

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Awakening from Alzheimer's
Over the last week, I had the opportunity to watch an amazing and informative series on brain health titled "Awakening from Alzheimer's". This series included in depth discussions about food, nutrition, exercise, sleep and the brain's ability to protect and recover from cognitive decline.

Memory Loss Starts at Age 45!

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Memory Loss Starts at Age 45!
I was re-reading some of my research materials over the weekend and wanted to share some information from a British study that revealed brain deterioration, cognitive decline, and memory loss starts much earlier than you may think! 

Get Serious About Brain Health!

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Get Serious About Brain Health!
Today, February 3rd marks the anniversary of our father's passing from Alzheimer's disease. There are not enough words to describe how great of a father he was; an influential accomplished author, philanthropist and modest gentleman who was always smiling.
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