Brain Function: Health news, advice and natural remedies

Trouble sleeping? Best methods to deal with insomnia

Sleep If you’re tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep at night, and then hitting the snooze button again and again the next morning you’re not alone. Insomnia and difficulty sleeping is a common problem that most people experience at one …

Goth teens can be more vulnerable to depression

Goth Teens and DepressionDepression goes beyond the normal ups and downs of life. Sufferers of depression experience days, months and years of extreme lows that include a disinterest in life. Although the exact cause of depression is unknown, genetic and environmental factors are …

Human throat microbes linked with schizophrenia

Human throat microbes linked with schizophreniaSchizophrenia is a condition which affects a person’s ability to think, reason, feel and distinguish what is real and what is imaginary. A person with schizophrenia may also have trouble in social settings.

Schizophrenia is often described as multiple personalities, …

How to prevent memory loss and enhance memory power in the elderly

Tips to prevent memory loss and enhance memory powerOur memories are a cherished part of who we are. When we recall moments that we have experienced, for a brief moment we are able to relive those memories. Each time a memory is formed it becomes ingrained in who …

How to deal with memory loss after stroke

Prevent memory loss caused by strokeOur body functions mainly in part with our circulatory system. Every part of our body requires blood, which flows out from the heart and then back into the heart. When there is an interruption in blood flow, it can lead …

If you sleep like this, you’re putting your memory at risk

sleep positionsGetting a good night’s sleep is important if we want to be productive and happy. Our bodies have been telling us this for years and so have countless sleep studies. Now we’re learning that it’s not just the quality of …

10 Foods to boost mental sharpness

foods to boost mental sharpnessOver the last couple of years studies have suggested that junk food can be as addictive as heroine or smoking. This is because food can trigger feel-good chemicals in the brain such as dopamine. If greasy, sugary, processed foods can …

Effects of sleep deprivation on energy levels

mental healthSleep pertains to an actual phase in which both the body and mind are allowed to rest. During sleep, a person is generally inactive and thus, not aware of his or her immediate surroundings. Individuals experiencing sleep problems due to …

12 Ways to boost energy levels naturally

Natural Energy BoostersWhen sleeping problems or insomnia become an issue, and it feels like exhaustion is impacting your performance on the job or in life, it may not seem like a real cause for concern. The truth is that there are a …

What power naps do to your memory

sleep problemsFor decades researchers have studied the science of sleep. Sleep problems are common in North America, so the need to understand the suspension of consciousness is huge. Today, scientists say with confidence that sleep not only provides our bodies with …

Types of mood disorders

Types of mood disordersHow is your mood? Would you say you’re feeling happy? Or are you sad, angry or even indifferent? The events currently going on in your life can have a large impact on your mood. If you just received good news …

Dementia diagnosed sooner with QDRS

QDRS testing for dementia developedAlzheimer’s Disease International reports that in 2013 there was an estimated 44.4 million individuals with dementia globally. That number is projected to rise to 75.6 million by 2030 as the population continues to age. Although there is no cure for …

New dementia diagnosing tool, QDRS, quick and simple

dementia diagonseA renowned neuroscientist at Florida Atlantic University has developed a system for diagnosing dementia that is very fast and effective. Aptly named “Quick Dementia Rating System” (QDRS), this new system cannot only determine whether a person suffers from dementia, but …

Signs to recognize to seek therapy

signs to seek therapyThe mental health of seniors is a pressing issue. This population is at risk for developing mental health issues and yet few resources are available to help people cope.

Because seniors are often left alone – whether divorced or widowed …

Your risk of Alzheimer’s goes up if you have this…

High blood sugar linked to risk of Alzheimer’s

More than half of senior Americans have prediabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Prediabetes puts people at a higher risk of developing diabetes because they have elevated blood sugar. The good news is that prediabetes does not have to …

Why not getting enough sleep is worse than you think…

sleep deprivation

Sleep serves both physical and psychological functions. We all need sleep. Sadly, in our culture, work and social pressures don’t always allow us to get enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation reports that most Americans suffer from sleep deprivation. …

Foods that can make you dumb

foods bad for brain healthThere are many reasons to eat besides the obvious fuel for our body. Food can help us in many ways. But what we eat really can have an impact on our bodies.

Generally, we eat food to make us better, …

Memory getting bad? Could be because of this…

hearing loss affects brain healthIt’s very rare that one condition affects only one part of the body. The body is made up of many connective systems and so when one system goes, others suffer. Case in point, hearing loss doesn’t solely affect your ability …

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