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The missing Alzheimer's pill

When it comes to some of the biggest diseases America faces in the future, our drug system is set up to fail. What needs to happen?<p>If there’s a dream of what a new drug is supposed to do, it might look something like Kalydeco. In 2012, the new light-blue pill from Vertex Pharmaceuticals rocked the …

Pharma

Alzheimer's Symptoms Worsened by Canola Oil—And it Could Cause Onset of Dementia, Scientists Warn

Cooking with canola oil is extremely common, but a new study might make you think before subbing it in for the ever-popular olive. Researchers from …

Dementia

We are on the path to reversing the damage caused by Alzheimer's

A Better Shot<p>For more than three decades, experts have understood that a gene variant called ApoE4 can greatly increase the risks of the degenerative …

Dementia

Are You a Divergent Thinker? Take This Simple Paper Clip Test to Find Out

A study from 2011 by Sir Ken Robinson is still useful today for anyone who wants to think outside of the box.<p>I love the word <i>metacognition</i>. It means to <i>think about thinking</i>, and it's a favorite topic of mine because it can really help motivate us, find success, or advance a cause. It's not …

Creativity

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

Vitamins

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity

Time outside changes how active specific parts of the brain are, offering clearer, freer thought.<p>If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on …

The Brain

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

The Brain

Heartbreaking picture shows how progression of Alzheimer’s affected woman’s mind

A devastating image shared on Reddit has shown how a man’s mother deteriorated due to Alzheimer’s – via her crocheting.<p>The image showed how the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Six things you need to know about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Michael Bruning<p>Staff at the Financial Times have voted for Alzheimer’s Research UK as this year’s charity partner for their seasonal appeal.<p>Here we …

Alzheimer's Disease

Learning Your Alzheimer’s Risk

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Is Alzheimer’s Coming for You?,” by Pagan Kennedy (Sunday Review, Nov. 19):<p>The odds of developing Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia are so great here in the West that we should all be very concerned, even if we don’t have any copies of the genes that heighten this risk. I …

Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Dementia

Eating this one vegetable could help ward off Alzheimer's disease, says study

Add this to your shopping trolley, pronto!<p>If you're not a big fan of mushrooms it might be time to reconsider because new research has suggested that …

Can Marijuana Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Marijuana could be a game changer for this deadly neurodegenerative disorder.<p>Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized …

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

• <b>Scientists are fascinated by a rare group of people known as super-agers — people over age 80 who retain certain cognitive abilities that are similar to people in their 50s.</b>• <b><br>Previous research on super-agers found differences in the sizes of certain areas of their brains.</b>• <b><br>A new study found that</b> …

The Brain

New research suggests Alzheimer's starts outside the brain

A Complex Understanding<p>Scientists from Canada and China have found evidence that the neurological disorder Alzheimer’s starts outside the brain. …

5 innovative apps that could help those with dementia

A whole host of apps that can make life easier<p>There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025. …

A company that's taking a new approach to tackling Alzheimer's just landed a $225 million endorsement

• <b>Biotech startup Alector just got a $225 million endorsement from pharma giant AbbVie for its work in neurodegenerative diseases.</b>• <b><br>Alector's developing treatments that harness the body's immune system to tackle conditions like Alzheimer's, and other forms of dementia.</b>• <b><br>The work's still in its early</b> …

Alzheimer's Patients Have Altered Gut Bacteria

People suffering from Alzheimer's disease have altered gut bacteria, a new study published in Scientific Reports shows.<p>A team of researchers …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s may be preventable in a decade

Roughly 5½ million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a disease that ravages sufferers’ memories and, ultimately, stops their bodies from …

Dementia

10 common dementia symptoms: Spotting the difference between a dementia and forgetfulness

If you have one or more of the following 10 symptoms which you are concerned about or which are affecting your daily life, it’s a good idea to visit …

Here's how sleeping too little literally transforms your brain

Good Night, Sleep Tight<p>You’ve likely noticed your brain moving a bit slowly after a night of too little sleep. However, a substandard amount of …

The Brain

You Asked: How Can I Spot Early Signs of Dementia In an Aging Parent?

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>Your father keeps misplacing his keys, or your mother repeats herself. Should you be worried about dementia? …

Dementia

4 Ways to Rewire Your Brain for Creative Thinking

Turn off your multi-tasking autopilot for better focus and more creativity.<p>Let's start with a confession. As a man of a certain age I've occasionally started to need to visit the bathroom in the middle of the night. The inevitable march of age takes no prisoners. But what's possibly a bigger …

Different Types Of Meditation Change The Brain In Different Ways, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

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3 Daily Hacks Neuroscience Says Really Do Keep You (and Your Brain) Younger

Turns out they're fun, too.<p>A recent study at Mass General found that when it comes to brain health, some people are able to maintain their acuity far better than others. These "super-agers" are in their 60s and 70s, but can perform memory tests just as well as people in their 20s.<p>Another …

The Brain

7 ways to reshape your brain and learn anything

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be.<p>But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

New information about Alzheimer's disease provides hope for a cure

Amyloid or Tau<p>Since 1993, we’ve known that ApoE4, a variant of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to …

Dementia

Hate practicing? This brain hack could help you improve memory and learn faster.

Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky …

The Brain

Want a Better Memory? Science Says This Is the One Tip You Keep Forgetting

If you have ever wondered, "How could I forget about that?" there's a solution that will sharpen your memory.<p>Wondering what you forgot today? Was it an important meeting? Was it your house keys as you rushed out the door? Or maybe you were looking for your sunglasses and didn't remember that yes, …

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