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Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Residential Areas Increases Dementia Risk: Study

Did you know that living in a busy city or even a residential area can increase your risk for dementia? A new study has linked traffic-related air pollution to an increased incidence of the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers found that for every one microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3) increase of fine particulate matter exposure, the risk here to read more


People With Schizophrenia Are 2.5 Times More Likely Develop Dementia: Study

A recent study has found that people with schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely to develop dementia than those without mental illness. While the correlation between the two conditions has long been known, researchers are still trying to determine the exact cause. The study’s authors say that more research is needed to better understand the here to read more

Should You Be Worried about Memory Lapses?

You’ve learned a lot of things in your life. Far too many to remember. So, cut yourself some slack when something slips your mind, especially if it’s not particularly important to you. And try not to worry. It’s likely not related to some underlying brain disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia. Just like you’re not as here to read more

Foods That Might Help Reduce Memory Loss

A nutrient-packed diet isn’t just great for your body. It can protect your brain, too. A healthful, nutrient-rich diet can help blood and oxygen get to your brain, as well as protect brain cells, help reduce the risk of memory and thinking trouble, and potentially lower the risk for memory loss. But are there specific here to read more

Good Sleep May Fend Off Dementia

Good sleep comes with many benefits: it helps you feel refreshed, energized, and clear-headed during the day. It may also help defend against dementia and early death. A couple of studies from 2021 suggest that too little sleep may boost the risk for dementia and impact longevity. Although it’s long been understood that dementia can here to read more

Housework Linked to Sharper Memory and Better Fall Protection in Older Adults

No one loves to do housework, but new research shows the benefits that it may hold, including sharper memory, better leg strength, greater attention span, and greater protection against falls. The study published in the journal BMJ Open found that housework can be a great form of physical activity in older adults. Regular physical activity here to read more

Could You Be Eating Your Way To Dementia?

Suppose you eat many fruits, vegetables, beans, and other foods with anti-inflammatory effects, good job. You’re giving yourself a good chance at warding off memory loss, dementia, and other forms of cognitive decline. However, eating a lot of golden-brown, sugary, starchy, or processed foods that promote inflammation can have the opposite effect. New research suggests here to read more

It’s Okay to Be a Little Forgetful

This hasn’t been a great week for my memory. So far, I’ve forgotten my keys, some important groceries, and a few names. But I’m not too worried about it. Other than the awkwardness of forgetting a name or having to head back to the grocery store, the lapses lead to little more than some minor here to read more