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Gingko Biloba Doesn’t Prevent Dementia
Taking ginkgo biloba , an herbal supplement, did not lower the risk of developing dementia. A recent study gave ginkgo biloba to older people with memory problems for five years.
Green Tea’s Brain Boosting Power
Green tea has many health benefits, and some claim that it can boost memory. A recent study went looking to some furry friends for insight as to why green tea may improve memory.
Does Blood Sugar Really Shrink the Brain?
As you grow old, your brain may shrink, leading to problems with memory. In the past, brain shrinkage has been tied to diabetes. Now, new research suggests that brain shrinkage may start well before the onset of diabetes.
NFL Players’ Brain Disease Risk Triple
The NFL season kicked off September 5. The same day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report about NFL players' deaths from brain diseases.
Dementia Brain Changes Show up Early
Memory problems are the first symptoms of dementia. New research shows that changes in the brain may show up as much as 10 years before memory symptoms.
Stressed? Meditation Changes Your Genes
Taking care of an aging loved one can be stressful. Also, caregivers often do not have extra time to concentrate on their own health. Meditation practices may help, and they take less time than you think.
Care Giver Coping May Affect Dementia
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful. The way you cope with that stress may affect the way your loved one’s dementia changes over time.
Alzheimer’s Drug Struggles in Trials
Solanezumab  is a new drug being tested with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients. The test results indicate that it failed to improve memory and daily function, but the drug did slow the rate of memory loss.
Is Delirium Different Than Dementia?
When a person is confused or has memory problems for a very short time it is called delirium. It may raise the risk of dementia, which is a longer term issue.
Computer Games for Grandma
Can people stay sharp well into old age? New computer games that give specific mental functions a good workout could help get older minds back in younger shape.