#WorldAlzheimersDay: Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s busted

On World Alzheimer’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Society (UK) puts five common misconceptions about the disease to rest

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s busted  Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. There are a number of conditions labelled as dementias, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia just affects your memory When people think of the word dementia, then tend to also think of memory problems, but it’s […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer’s or not

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer’s diseaseThe bacteria produces a protein that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which in turn leads to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer’s. “We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says researcher Piotr Mydel at Broegelmanns Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen […]

How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shape

Your daily habits and lifestyle - what you eat and drink, whether you exercise, how stressed you are, and more - affect your mental health every bit as much as your physical health. A growing body of research indicates that regular exercise and a healthful diet can help protect your memory from ageing-related decline

How to use everyday habits to keep your memory in good shapeExercise Physical fitness and mental fitness go together. People who exercise regularly tend to stay mentally sharp into their 70’s, 80’s, and beyond. Although the precise ‘dose’ of exercise isn’t known, research suggests that the exercise should be moderate to vigorous and regular. Examples of moderate exercise include brisk walking, stationary bicycling, water aerobics, and […]

Exposure to green spaces enhances brain development in children

Green spaces are suggested to provide children with opportunities for psychological restoration and prompt important exercises in discovery, creativity and risk taking, which, in turn, are suggested to positively influence different aspects of brain development

Exposure to green spaces enhances brain development in childrenChildren growing up amid greenery may benefit as their brain development is positively affected leading to better working memory and reduced inattentiveness, a study has said. According to the researchers, primary school children raised in homes surrounded by more green spaces will tend to have larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas […]

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals studyMediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

Can you boost your memory by walking backward?

A study shows that moving in reverse may help with short-term memory. Lost your car keys? Instead of retracing your steps, you might want to try walking backwards to jog your memory

Can you boost your memory by walking backward?A study published in the January issue of Cognition found that people who walked backward, imagined they were walking backward, or even watched a video simulating backward motion had better recall of past events than those who walked forward or sat still. Why? That’s still something of a mystery, says Dr. Daniel Schacter, the William […]

How to improve memory in just 40 days

This mode of strategic training lead to the greatest amount of recall in the Neuron study, which means it, might be your best bet to never forgetting an important date, name, or appointment again. Start practicing

How to improve memory in just 40 daysThe hot panic of realizing you forgot something is trickling and awful. What makes the feeling worse is the sinking thought that, yep, this probably could have been avoided if you had been more mindful or intentional in remembering. Now, new research seems to indicate you can head off that horrible forgetting sensation with sheer […]

This is how a memory is made in your brain

It may be that the first wave of protein synthesis is critical for encoding contextual fear memory, while second wave in other sub-regions is important for memory storage

This is how a memory is made in your brainWhile the romantic poets’ idea of memories being akin to spirits may have poetic merit, the scientists’ perspective is that memories are concrete, physical entities that can be visualized within various regions of the brain. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now for the first time identified a sub-region […]

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  

Misophonia refers to a disorder where people are selectively sensitive to certain sounds. These sounds act as specific triggers such as lip smacking, breathing, chewing, typing, etc. This cause the affected person to react, the reaction itself can just be mild irritation, or it can worsen to rage and even physical aggression

Does the sound of someone loudly chewing food bother you?  Researchers are still studying this disorder, with some studies finding links between misophonia and post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety. Those who have misoponia might describe it as when a sound ‘drives you crazy.’ Their reactions can range from anger and annoyance to panic and the need to flee. The disorder is […]

Alcohol changes the molecular basis of memory formation, reveals study

Alcohol addiction can affect anyone, and factors that may predispose someone to develop the disease have yet to be identified. Psychological, genetic, and behavioural factors all appear to contribute to the development of alcohol addiction

Alcohol changes the molecular basis of memory formation, reveals studyResearch conducted at Brown University describes how alcohol hijacks a conserved memory pathway in the brain and changes how memories are formed at the fundamental, molecular level. It is these changes that elicit the cravings that fuel alcohol addiction Alcohol addiction leads to a range of health complications, which can be fatal, including heart disease […]
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