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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.

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Does Stress Worsen Cognitive Functions?

Does Stress Worsen Cognitive Functions?

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

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

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?

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Better Diet is Associated with Larger Brain Volumes

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.

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How Does Alzheimer’s Affect Women and Men Differently?

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.

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Study Identifies New Risk Factors for Dementia

Study Identifies New Risk Factors for Dementia

A recent study suggests that being widowed, underweight, or sleep-deprived may increase dementia risk.

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Can Allergy Medications Harm Your Brain?

Can Allergy Medications Harm Your Brain?

Some allergy medications are associated with increased dementia risk, while newer antihistamines have little, if any, cognitive side effects.

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Is There a Link Between Aluminum and Alzheimer’s?

Is There a Link Between Aluminum and Alzheimer’s?

Aluminum is in drinking water, antiperspirants, antacids, and much more—can it increase your risk for dementia?

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes May Benefit Cognition in Older People with APOE4

Healthy Lifestyle Changes May Benefit Cognition in Older People with APOE4

Lifestyle interventions improved cognitive functions in people with APOE4, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.

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Is That Supplement Safe to Take With Your Medications?

Is That Supplement Safe to Take With Your Medications?

Check how your medications and supplements may interact with each other with these online resources.

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Brain Training Can Reduce Dementia Risk

Brain Training Can Reduce Dementia Risk

A randomized clinical trial showed a type of brain training reduced dementia risk among older adults.

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