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I don’t fear death, I fear losing my memories

I realized the other day what I am afraid of.<p>I’m not afraid of dying. I don’t want to do it now, but I know it will happen and it won’t be my problem.<p>…

Alzheimer's Disease

The SHIELD Plan to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Your Video is Loading<p>The #1 Thing to Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (3:40)<p>One of the biggest headlines that emerged from The Alzheimer's …

Dementia

Jewish New Year fruit may hold seeds of hope for brain disease sufferers

As Jewish families across the world reach for the pomegranate that they customarily eat on Rosh Hashanah, they may not realize that the fruit, with …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's news: Degenerative disease can be prevented simply by doing THIS

GETTY STOCK IMAGEAlzheimer's can be prevented by doing one simple thing, according to a new research<p>A study of more than 1,700 people who lived into …

Neuroscience

Here’s Why Calorie Restriction Makes Us Live Longer

Scientists have known since the 1930s that calorie restriction helps mammals stay healthy and live longer. But the mechanisms behind this have been a …

Longevity

AI and non-invasive MRI can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before doctors can

A pair of researchers from the University of Bari in Italy called Nicola Amoroso and Marianna La Rocca and a team of colleagues have developed a new …

Alzheimer's Disease

The 3 Vitamins that Prevent Brain Loss

Cognitive impairment affects every fifth person older than 70 and it often progresses to dementia and even death in 50% of these people within 5 …

Vitamins

Rich White People Are More Likely to Be Healthy In Old Age

Access to insurance isn’t erasing race- and class-based health disparities.<p>It’s often said that Americans are living “longer, healthier lives,” and while that’s true overall, white wealthy people are still far more likely to enjoy good health than other demographics in old age. A new research …

Old Age

Japan restaurant highlights dementia awareness

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo, where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia.<p>“The Restaurant of Order Mistakes” - a play on the title of a classic Japanese children’s book, “The Restaurant of Many Orders” …

Japan

Red wine: the unexpected health benefits

Another day, another story about red wine being good for you. Today's happy news comes from Australia, where a member of the national Wine Research Institute has been extolling the virtues of a drop of red. "People that drink a moderate amount of wine regularly, particularly with food, have a 30 …

Medical Journals

The High Risk of Dementia for African Americans

African Americans face a higher risk of dementia than any other ethnic group in the United States. The Alzheimer's Association reports that their …

Dementia

These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers

A number of lifestyle factors we wouldn’t normally associate with the brain may help prevent conditions such as dementia.

Alzheimer's Disease

Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It

The realization that you are getting older can come in waves.<p>You watch movies and point to the actors, saying: “She’s dead. Oh, he’s dead, too.”<p>Your parents move to a retirement community they call God’s waiting room.<p>You hear more snap, crackle and pop in your joints than in your breakfast …

Longevity

Your brain can eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation

Burning the midnight oil may well burn out your brain. The brain cells that destroy and digest worn-out cells and debris go into overdrive in mice …

Neuroscience

The Relationship Between the Modern Western Diet and Alzheimer's Disease

<i>The following excerpt is adapted from Amy Berger's new book The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease,</i> …

Diabetes

Decline in Navigational Skills May be Early Alzheimer's Warning Sign

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is currently dependent on an individual’s medical history, genetic risk factors, and performance on tests that …

Dementia

Aging signs delayed with new anti-senescence drugs

A new class of drugs that delay aging symptoms in animals and human cells has been discovered, according to a study led by scientists at The Scripps …

Longevity

Machine Learning 84% Accurate at Flagging Dementia within 2 Years

September 05, 2017 - A machine learning algorithm using protein biomarkers to identify Alzheimer’s disease was able to accurately identify imaging …

Machine Learning

Will experimental blood test be a game-changer for Alzheimer's disease?

<b>(CNN) —</b> An experimental blood test can accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Though still in development, the test may someday be used to diagnose other …

Dementia

Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression

A 50-year-old antidepressant could stop the buildup of a brain protein involved in Parkinson's disease, marking a discovery that could bring us …

Parkinson'S

Problems of Aging Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About

Editor’s Note: This essay has been adapted from the author’s book, Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, released by Rutgers University …

Baby Boomers

The first drugs designed to fight aging are ready for human testing

Earlier this week, doctors at the Mayo Clinic and the Scripps Research Institute published a review article in the Journal of American Geriatrics calling and outlining designs for human clinical trials on the first class of drugs developed specifically to treat aging.<p>The “geroscience hypothesis” is …

Medicine

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

Longevity

Moving When Young May Strengthen the Adult Brain

Being active in youth may change the inner workings of brain cells much later in life and sharpen some types of thinking, according to a remarkable new neurological study involving rats.<p>The study suggests that the effects of youthful exercise on the brain could linger deep into adulthood, …

The Brain

When it comes to keeping our brains young, we need to rise to new challenges

As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyone experiences …

The Brain

Could a Videogame Strengthen Your Aging Brain?

A sheen is starting to appear on Rocky Blumhagen’s forehead, just below his gray hair. He’s marching in place in a starkly lit room decked out with …

The Brain

This Hobby Boosts Your Memory and Mental Focus, and Prevents Alzheimer’s and Depression

Sewing, knitting and needlepoint has been for centuries a necessary skill (for women in particular). In years past, and I suppose in many areas of …

Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise is key to staving off Alzheimer’s

When Moll Anderson recently spoke at a Move for Minds' Alzheimer's prevention event, her own Alzheimer's story was still very raw. She was just 10 …

Alzheimer's Disease

Brain monitoring robot could shed light on Alzheimers’

<b>Researchers at Imperial College London have successfully automated a challenging brain monitoring technique that can be used to study brain function</b> …

Neuroscience