Tag Archives: Cognitive Health

Diabetes Can Shrink Your Brain

Having type 2 diabetes (mellitus) in midlife can cause brain atrophy, memory loss, and cognitive impairment as an older adult, according to a recent study published in the journal Neurology. Over 1,430 adults (average age 80) were recruited from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, a multi-year project designed to investigate risk factors for cognitive […]

High Blood Pressure and Cognitive Decline

More confirmation that high blood pressure (hypertension) directly impacts brain health from this study in the British Medical Journal. The BMJ study followed over 5,000 older adults (average age of 75) for three years, measuring both blood pressure and cognitive health during medical visits performed four times a year. The researchers found a consistent pattern […]

Food Choices Matter for Your Brain Health

“There is no magic pill that fixes a bad diet.” This rather direct advice comes from the lead investigator of a study on the balance of food intake containing Omega 6 & Omega 3 fatty acids, recently published in the PLOS ONE online scientific journal. In general, Omega 3 sources like fish, beans, and green […]

A New World of Personal Neuro Devices

Want to be able to see and monitor your brainwave activity on your smart phone? There’s an app for that – or there will be by the end of this year, based on demonstrations shown at the Neuro Gaming conference this month in San Francisco. By using consumer friendly EEG recording sensors, packaged in a […]

Timing Does Matter – Alzheimer’s and Hormone Therapy

An interesting study published in the journal Neurology suggests that there might be an optimal time window for women to begin hormone therapy (HT) after menopause, at least for the purpose of lowering the chances of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The study followed more than 1,700 women (all over age 65) for a decade, […]