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ED Drugs May Offer Protection Against Alzheimer’s
Drugs like Cialis and Viagra may do more than help with ED. They appear to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. They may work for women, too.
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard
We process and recall what we write better when we write by hand instead of using a keyboard. Handwriting uses more of the brain.
A New Angle on Alzheimer's
The broken proteins that characterize Alzheimer's appear to have another source. That suggests a new possibility for treatment.
Screen Time Can Interfere with Sensory Processing
For little kids, time in front of the TV raises the risk they will become overly- or under-sensitized to sensory stimulation. Set limits.
Absent-Mindedness, Or Something More Serious?
Mild cognitive impairment often goes undetected because it is so mild. Early diagnosis can lead to interventions that slow its progression.
Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Are Hard on the Brain
Living with pollution, poverty and little access to fresh food harms your health. It also disrupts emotional regulation in the brain.
Get the Micronutrients You Need for Brain Health
Micronutrients like lycopene, retinol and lutein appear to protect against Alzheimer's. They're also really easy to build into your diet.
Scents Sharpen Seniors’ Mental Skills
When the aromas of plants like roses, oranges, eucalyptus, lavender or rosemary were present while seniors slept, memory skills improved.
A Guide to the New Alzheimer's Drugs
ALZ patients and their families are grappling with the arrival of new drugs that slow, but don't cure, the disease. What we know so far.
Depression's Link to Dementia
People with depression face an increased risk of dementia. Genes, brain chemistry and social factors like loneliness may all be involved.
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