Meditation Changes – and Grows – Your Brain

Want to increase the size of your brain? Try meditation on a regular schedule, based on the results from a growing number of brain imaging studies. It’s been well known for a long time that meditation practices can reduce stress levels, and elevate a sense of calmness and wellbeing. Improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure […]

Recognizing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on caregiver support – strategies for managing stress and how to locate and utilize your local resources. The demands of caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over […]

UCSD Plays Hardball with USC over Alzheimer’s Study Database

The University of Southern California (USC) fired off the latest salvo on Friday in a legal dispute with University of California San Diego (UCSD) over control of a major Alzheimer’s research study. The trigger for the original lawsuit was the June 21 resignation of the Director of ADCS, Dr. Paul S. Aisen, from his job […]

Market Update: Memory Assessment Tests with Computerized Screening Tools

New computerized memory screening methods begin to move standardized memory health tests into the home and physician’s office. Screening for early, subtle signs of cognitive impairment becomes important as pharmaceutical companies shift focus to Alzheimer’s drug candidates that may prevent or slow buildup of amyloid protein in the brain. Purchase Report, a research […]

UCSD Sues USC over Alzheimer’s Research Data

In what can be best described as a public family brawl, the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California (USC) alleging breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, and commission of computer crimes related to a major Alzheimer’s research project called the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). […]

Warning on Neurotoxic Pesticides

A controversial decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow water borne use of a neurotoxic pesticide has ignited debate on the safety of using pesticides directly on aquatic ecosystems. The pesticide in question is imidacloprid, a chemical used extensively for pest control on millions of acres of farmland and cropland, along with […]

Positive Traits of a Healthy 90 Year Old Brain

Planning on living into your 80s and 90s? If you also plan on having a good quality of life in your later decades, pay attention to these important traits of healthy seniors. Backed by research from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, there are several […]