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Can good cardiovascular health protect against cognitive decline?

Practicing lifestyle choices that boost cardiovascular health over the course of one’s lifetime may protect against both cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline.

Meditation – its effect on cognition and general well-being

Although the data is inconclusive whether meditation reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, it may be beneficial for many conditions that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Is yoga good for your brain health?

A recent review of studies examining yoga effects on brain health reported that practicing yoga is associated with positive effects on brain structure and function.

Can dehydration impair cognitive function?

Dehydration can impair cognitive function, especially in women, and may accelerate cognitive decline.

Exercise – it’s not just good for the heart

A new study suggests that physical activity may reduce cognitive decline, independent of its effects on cardiovascular health.

How Does The Brain Protect Itself Against Cognitive Decline?

Cognitive reserve built up over the course of a lifetime can reduce the risk of dementia. Late-life engagement in social activities may be especially protective.  

Personalized interventions may improve cognitive function and reduce Alzheimer’s risk

A new study reported that individualized interventions for Alzheimer’s prevention improves cognitive functions in people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.

Does Obesity Accelerate Brain Aging?

Cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors can promote age-related declines in brain volume, and women appear to be more vulnerable.  

Can Herpesvirus Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Growing evidence suggests there may be a connection between herpesvirus infection and Alzheimer’s disease. However, more work is needed to understand the connection between the two.

Can a healthy lifestyle help protect people at high genetic risk for dementia?

A recent study found that a healthy lifestyle can benefit people with both high and low risk for dementia.

Seven Lifestyle Interventions Evaluated by the WHO for Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia

The World Health Organization published their recommendations for ways in which we can reduce our risk for cognitive decline and dementia.

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