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From Sharp Brains: 1. Genes determine the fate of our brains.
2. We are what we eat.
3. Medication is the main hope for cognitive health and enhancement.
4. There’s nothing we can do to beat Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.
5. There is only one “it” in “use it or lose it.“
6. Brain training can help reverse your brain age 10, 20 or 30 years.
7. Brain training doesn’t work.
8. Brain training is primarily about videogames.
9. Heart health is brain health.
10. As long as my brain is working fine, why should I even pay attention to it?
From Daniel Amen: The study revealed how brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging can help clinicians more accurately diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental conditions by looking at the organ responsible for the decision-making, behaviors and overall cognitive functioning.
From NY Times: A study of a rare gene mutation that protects people against Alzheimer’s disease provides the strongest evidence yet that excessive levels of a normal brain substance, beta amyloid, are a driving force in the disease — bolstering hopes that anti-amyloid drugs already under development might alter the disease’s course or even prevent it.
From Sharp Brains: Music can soothe and trigger memories. It is as such that music is most often used with Alzheimer’s patients. A new study suggests that music may also be used as a booster for learning new things, an ability very impaired in those with Alzheimer’s.
From Amen Clinics: Do you get embarrassed when you can’t remember people’s names? Do things you should learn seem to go in one ear and out the other? Are you tired of having “senior moments?” These three tips can boost your memory.
From Science Daily: People who develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease experience brain structure changes years before any signs of memory loss begin,