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Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease: More Evidence on Their Relationship

Two recent studies suggests that poor sleep may be associated with increased levels of tau in cognitively healthy individuals. READ MORE

The DASH Diet with Exercise Improved Cognitive Functions in Older Adults

The ENLIGHTEN trial studied the effects of exercise, the DASH diet, and a combined exercise and diet intervention.

Does Stress Worsen Cognitive Functions?

Higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol are associated with worse memory and smaller brain volumes.

Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and the Flu Shot?

An exploration of the scientific evidence disproves the myth that flu shots increase the risk for Alzheimer's.

Does Obesity Increase Dementia Risk?

A recent study suggests there is a connection between belly size and dementia risk.

Does APOE4 Impact the Effectiveness of Alzheimer’s Prevention Strategies?

What does it mean for Alzheimer's prevention strategies such as diet and supplements if you have APOE4?

It is Never Too Early to Protect Your Heart

A recent study suggested that cardiovascular health may begin to impact brain health in our 20s and 30s.

Blood Pressure – How Low Should You Go?

Growing evidence suggests that managing blood pressure in your 40s and 50s is important for reducing the future risk of dementia.

Better Diet is Associated with Larger Brain Volumes

A study reported that higher scores on diet quality correlate with larger brain tissue volumes. Find out which food groups showed this association.

How Does Alzheimer’s Affect Women and Men Differently?

To prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, more research is needed to understand how the disease affects women and men differently.

Is Exercise Bad for Dementia Patients? A New Study Makes Odd Claim

A study reported that exercise worsened the cognition of dementia patients, but a look at the findings in the context of previous research is needed.

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