Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

More Vegetables, Less Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Spinach, kale, and collards These plants contain beneficial bioactive compounds A series of studies by researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found links between diet and cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Participants included about 900 Chicago-area residents free of dementia at baseline with an average age of about 80 years. Follow-up…

Purpose in Life Affects Brain Function

Purpose in life predicts greater well-being Being more purposeful might help your brain You can think well-being as including two parts: subjective and eudaimonic. Subjective well-being or life satisfaction reflects happiness and pleasure. Eudaimonic well-being reflects realizing your human potential. Psychologist Carol Ryff at the University of Wisconsin proposed six facets of eudaimonic well-being. They…