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Keeping it Sharp

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

You could be wasting yours away. Research on Alzheimer’s disease shows that damage and brain changes begin years before symptoms of cognitive decline appear. 495 more words

Health Tips

MYTH BUSTERS

It’s the time of year again when we start looking forward to what a new year will bring as well as saying goodbye to the recent past of the old year. 939 more words

Choices In Retirement

This is Your Brain on Fish

Hundreds of studies have found that Omega-3 fish oil is excellent for brain health. A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found that regular fish consumption actually creates more voluminous brains (more gray matter), protecting individuals from Alzheimer’s disease. 49 more words

Health

Mentally challenging jobs are good for you

If you think you’ve got a difficult, complex, job stop whingeing now.

Researchers have found that working on complex tasks which require a lot of brainpower protects your thinking skills in later life. 153 more words

Psychology

Cognitive aging reversed by therapy targeting a new basis of immune-driven decline

The basis for cognitive decline remains largely unknown but scientists from the Weizmann Institute have uncovered evidence of a biochemical signature that is the culprit of an aging brain.  87 more words

The Body

Spinal cord injuries can cause progressive loss of brain cells and cognitive decline

From Science Daily:

Do spinal cord injuries cause subsequent brain damage?

Date:   November 14, 2014

Source:  University of Maryland School of Medicine

Summary:

Spinal cord injuries can cause widespread and sustained brain inflammation that leads to progressive loss of nerve cells, with associated cognitive problems and depression, researchers have found for the first time.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Chocolate Flavanols Improve Memory

A small study published in Nature Neuroscience from a group at Columbia University showed that 50-70 year olds who consumed a high cocoa-based Flavanol diet for three-month had a considerable improvement in memory.  216 more words