Tag Archives: cognitive decline

Enrich Your Life to Prevent Dementia

Mentally stimulating activities and risk of dementia Higher levels of daily intellectual activities predict lower risk of dementia. But do people with greater intellectual activities also embrace other healthy behaviors, such as increased physical activity, eating a better diet, and not smoking, which could account for the lower risk of dementia? Researchers addressed this question…

Brain Foods

Eat Better to nurture your brain Reduce your risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease Dementia exacts a huge financial and emotion toll globally. In spite of vast sums spent on finding a drug-based cure, none has yet materialized. Thus, preventing dementia with healthy lifestyle choices is currently the best way to reduce the economic…

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…